One of our tricks is to keep lots of ice on hand, not only for beverages but also to make a nice basin of icy cold water which we use for rinsing out large washcloths that we wrap around our necks (or place on our foreheads when we're lying down).
[Okay, that was a poorly written sentence but I'm too hot and tired to change it.]
Do y'all have other ideas?
Obviously our bright idea of seeking out air conditioned places is not practical in an area with daily rolling black-outs. Most of Cordoba was without power for six hours yesterday, during the hottest part of the day. But we've heard of other areas that have been without power for even longer. Living in a town dependent on tourism has turned into a plus because they don't cut the power as often or as much in Carlos Paz -- bad for business -- as in other towns in the province. Which means we at least have our fans!
Today I moved the kitchen fan into the living room so we have two fans while we work on our computers. When I get done with this I have to continue with a project for our upcoming missionary conference. Do you realize how hot a computer gets just sitting on your lap?! I have a padded mailing envelope and a thick notebook of paper between the computer and my lap and I can still feel some serious heat radiating through.
It is supposed to be a teeny TINY, itty BITTY smidgen cooler today... only in the high 90s (yesterday it reached 104° but felt even hotter).
I'm counting on my internet buddies to pass on their best cooling off tips!