One minute we're complaining about it being too hot. It reached 100 F. on our veranda, in the shade, two days ago. We were thinking that the dry season had come early. Now it's raining like crazy and cold. It's down to the high 50's right now, but the problem down here is that we don't have a way to get heat. It's usually not necessary. All we can do is bundle up. Not easy when your wardrobe is mostly tank tops and lightweight clothes. It's definitely "weird" weather right now. Thankfully tho', not as devastating as in the midwest in the US.
We are so lucky! We had a barbecue on Sunday (yesterday) afternoon, with 11 friends and ourselves. There were some clouds, which kept it from being too hot. We had an absolutely wonderful time. We are so blessed with great friends, both old and new. Our back veranda is only 8' wide, but it handled everyone just fine and our new tiki torches along with the bug coils kept us bug free. Good food and great conversations made for a nice time. Our little house isn't fancy, but it's so comfortable and makes entertaining small groups a pleasure. It was as tho' we were being watched because everyone left just before dark and about 10 minutes after the last car pulled out of the drive, it started to rain. What a blessing. It's actually been raining ever since.
There's still a little work to do to fine tune our solar system, but it's working! We have a lot to be grateful for.