Thursday, May 26, 2016

Morning Thoughts---Hot Weather

We are well into the hot season now. I don't remember it ever being this hot for this long. This morning the humidity is fifty percent. It goes down during the day but the heat goes up. It gets into the high eighties but it feels like the mid nineties. The streets and shops are quiet in the afternoons.  Lots of people are staying inside their homes. 

When I moved to this house I partly did it so I could live the way the Mexicans live and see what that was like. I often noticed that their homes are dark, cave like.  I would walk by a house with the door open and glance inside and see nothing but darkness. I always wondered why they liked to live like that. I wanted lots of natural light.  But now I understand. Dark places are cool in the hot weather. 

I have a friend who recently moved to a new home here. She is the first person to live in it and it was not well designed. It is beautiful but there is no circulation. It is filled with natural light. I felt envious when I saw it. Her rent is over six hundred dollars a month. Now I am relieved that I live in my 130 dollar a month typical Mexican home. It is dark and COOL....  I can sleep at night. And the other advantage of a dark place is the privacy. Kind of like being in a womb. I am guessing, since I haven't been in a womb for a very long time, over seventy years. I don't remember that far back. Often I can't even remember yesterday. All I remember is that I got inspired to double my swimming. I did 80 laps instead of 45 laps in one day. I did that Monday and Tuesday. Stayed away from the pool on Wednesday and today my knee hurts again. 

Maybe no swimming again today and it might heal.  Nothing ever happened with my IMSS appointment to see the knee specialist.  Like I wrote in a previous post, I think they rely on time to do their healing. If they wait long enough to give people appointments, they might get well on their own. 

I think it will be a couple of more weeks before the rains come. We had a couple of  brief thunder storms but then no more. In the meantime, I will spend my afternoons in my comfortable cave. 


  1. It sounds like your knee started to hurt after you spent a day away from the pool. Maybe swimming is really helping your knee. I don't know what caused your knee problem, but I once hurt my knee by accidentally banging it against the wall in my sleep. It took 2 years to heal! I could walk but it hurt when I bent my knees. I feel for you - knees take so long to heal.

    1. Hi Donna, it is good to know that your knee healed after two years. Gives me hope. Thanks for commenting. Your friend, p

  2. According to the lakechapalaweather site in Riberas it was 97 on 5/24 and 94 yesterday. He is very careful about giving accurate weather info.

  3. Hola!
    Just found your blog( thank you) and plan to read more! I am considering a move there in a year to have time to do my art and skip the Oregon rains.
    I was in Ajijic from May18-May28th and ,for my first visit, found it both delightful and way too hot to explore much during the day.
    Guess I'll have to come back again when it cools down and see what all the fuss is about concerning the best weather on the planet (:

  4. Hi Peggy, you must have been shocked at the weather. Not quite the best weather on the planet in May. P