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Chilling out at the hearth

As a cold front swept across Mexico throughout the week, nighttime temperatures here in the world’s almost best climate have plummeted.

Clear, sunny days have kept the outdoor atmosphere pleasant enough, but once the sun begins dropping on the western horizon it’s a different story within the walls of a home without central heating.

At first, here on the semi-rural outskirts of Ajijic, we kept from shivering by piling on the winter woolies normally stuffed in the back of our closets, layering sweaters on top of shirts and undershirts, and protecting tootsies with our heaviest socks. We had fuzzy throws at hand to lounge comfortably in idle hours and extra blankets on beds to snooze cozily through the night.

As the week started, weather reports said thermometers were expected to drop close to the freezing point, as if we needed to hear more than what flesh and bones were already telling us!

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