Beutiful Arizona!

  1. May 30th--- Now this is a state that knows how to live!!
    Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. Mountains
    and deserts blended together. What a place! Watched the
    sunset from a park lying on a blanket. It was beautiful. I've
    finally found my home I love it here.

    June 14th--- Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a
    problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an
    air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun every day
    like this. I'm turning into a real sun worshiper.

    June 30th--- Had the backyard landscaped with western plants
    today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain.
    No more mowing for me. Another scorcher today, but I love
    it here.

    July 10th--- The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week.
    How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least it's a
    dry heat. Getting used to it is taking longer than I expected.

    July 15th--- Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 3rd degree burns
    over 60% of my body.) Missed two days of work, what a
    dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though: got to respect
    the ol' sun in a climate like this.

    July 20th--- I missed Tabby (our cat) sneaking into the car
    when I left this morning. By the time I got out to the hot car
    for lunch, Tabby had swollen up to the size of a shopping bag
    and exploded all over $2,000 worth of leather upholstery. I
    told the kids she ran away. The car now smells like Kibbles
    and sh**. No more pets in this heat!

    July 25th--- Dry heat, my a$$. Hot is hot!! The home
    air-conditioner is on the fritz and AC repairman charged $200
    just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

    July 30th--- Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights
    now. $1,100 in damn house payments and we can't even go
    inside. Why did I ever come here?

    Aug 4th--- 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed
    today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to about
    90. Stupid repairman pissed in my pool. I hate this state.

    Aug 8th--- If another wise a$$ cracks,"Hot enough for you
    today?", I'm going to tear his throat out. Damn heat.
    By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling over, my
    clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like roasted Garfield!!

    Aug 10th--- The weather report might as well be a damn
    recording: Hot and Sunny. It's been too hot for two
    damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm
    up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this barren damn
    desert?? Water rationing has been in effect all summer, so
    $1,700 worth of cactus just dried up and blew into the
    pool. Even a cactus can't live in this heat.

    Aug 14th--- Welcome to Hell!!! Temperature got to 123
    today. Forgot to crack the window and blew the
    windshield out of the Lincoln. The installer came to fix it and
    said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the
    $1,100 house payment to bail me out of jail.

    Aug 30th--- Worst day of the damn summer. I'm not leaving
    the house. The monsoon rains finally came and all
    they did is to make it muggier than hell. The Lincoln is now
    floating somewhere in Mexico with it's new $500

    That does it, we're moving to New York City for some peace and
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  4. by   NurseDennie
    Ah, I loved this. The corollary is the diary of someone who just moved to Maine or Minnesota describing the lovely, fluffy white stuff..... and so on.

    I know it's hot there, but my grandfather lived there, and just LOVED it. Well, you can imagine - he was very very elderly by the time he'd discovered it, a little bitty very ugly British man. It must have felt like heaven to his old bones.

    Heh heh - old bones. LOL


  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    lived there 8 years; i can certainly relate. would not do it again...too hot and smoggy in phx. only northern az would do...ty for sharing!
  6. by   Andy S.
    I love AZ and I will live here as long as I can, but I totally relate to this! But you got to love our winters! If you want the snow you drive to it, and leave it there!
    Last edit by Andy S. on Jun 16, '02
  7. by   Furball
    Thanks for the laugh!!!:roll
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur

    Two seasons in AZ, hot and damm hot.

    Lived in all three climate zones there and have to say that I would live in Sedona again if it wasn't for the tourists.
  9. by   Furball
    Very much the opposite in the Adirondacks....10 months of winter and 2 months of bad skating....