Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's hot.

The moment we stepped off the plane in Sierra Leone, Scott started sweating. He hasn’t stopped since. To put it mildly, it’s hot.

Going outside kind of reminds me of walking on a freshly-paved, black parking lot around noon in the Florida summer. The sun just beats down and without air conditioning, a refrigerator or a fan, you’re forced to simply get used to it. So, we have. We’ve come to terms with sweating and being hot all the time. Scott has even invented a finger-squeegee method for his forehead and I have to admit, its the first time I’ve ever sweat through a whole shirt. Pretty disgusting. And yet, at the same time, it’s all part of the experience. You wake up a bit sticky, you wash your clothes after every wearing, you drink a lot of water to stay hydrated, you develop a new sense of odor smell and you wear lots of sunscreen. This is what living close to the equator is like – hot. We’re told our bodies will eventually adjust to the climate. We’re also told that the late July and August rainy season will bring cooler weather. For now, though, we’ll all grin and bear it – sweating all the way.

2 comments:

ashley Moynihan said...

sounds like waiting for a train in the subway...okay i know it doesn't compare but...

when are you guys done with the tour?- ash

Anonymous said...

soctt and Laura

Stoked that you guys are back safe! Love you both

Jason Cook