Thursday, March 30, 2006

Coolin’ Down the House

It was hot in Lui. Really, really hot. Every day it was more than 100 degrees, and usually it hit 110 degrees. (On our last day in Lui, my little thermometer said it hit 120.)

One would hope that things would cool down in the evening, before you have to go to bed. But it was typically 80-90 degrees at bedtime.

However, after a few days, Deborah clued us in on a trick she loearned from the Moru. An hour or so before you go to bed, pour some water on the bare-dirt floor of your tukel, and spread it around with the “broom.” Deborah swears that this treatment will cool the tukel by 5 to 10 degrees F.

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