i finally have a brand new roof! my crappy roof from last year did nothing but leak and ruin things during the rainy season so i paid 9,500CFA to get new hay for a new roof. but for weeks the hay just sat there and talla procrastinated the reparations despite my hand wringing that the rainy season would start before i had a new roof. luck would have that the rains seem to be late this year and the work was done in time. i'm very pleased and it smells great.
and then on the very next day (sunday) it rained! not much but enough to give me lots of false hope. it hasn't rained since even though i hope for it every waking second. it is incredibly hot and humid every moment of the day -- the rain must come.