Friday, August 17, 2012
I was in my craft room the other day enjoying some rare (as of late) creative therapy and listening to the radio. At one point the weather person came on the air to share the weekly weather outlook.
If you have ever lived in Arizona or even driven through during the summer, the weather forecast should be a no-brainer.
It's going to be HOT!
But what the weather person said made me chuckle.
She said (and I quote....), "We'll have a high of 116 on Monday and Tuesday, and a cooling trend will be coming our way on Wednesday. The high will only be 108."
A cooling trend of 108!!!!!!!! Seriously!
Of course, I guess that what I consider a cooling trend is relative.
I'm thinking that a soldier serving in Afghanistan (where it regularly gets up in the 120s) would be thrilled with a cooling trend of 108.
However, I'm pretty certain that the rest of the U.S.....well, except for, maybe, Death Valley, would have a good chuckle at our little cooling trend.
Yes. This is it. Arizona life from Memorial Day to roughly the middle of October.
Yes, I said October.
While most of the country is preparing for hay rides and feeling that first chill in the air, we still are experiencing 100+ degree days.
While bloggers across the country are blogging about the wonders of the lazy, hazy days of summer, I'm sitting in my air-conditioned home reading them and worshiping the god of Trane.
There is no sun worshiping here in August. Well, except for my husband.....
This is how he spends a 108 degree day. Ummmm....yes....he's crazy...
Do I think of leaving this natural sauna??
All the time. We're just never sure when or where to go.
So we stay. And I dream of December when it is about 70 degrees.....
And people are shoveling snow in other parts of the country.
I would hear all about this from the young men and women I encountered during my police hiring days.
They would come from places like Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, etc. to seek employment....
In Arizona. I asked them why?
They would tell me how they love the heat because it is so much better than the winters.
Come to think of it......it is easier to sit in an air conditioned environment than to shovel snow.
But this doesn't deter me from wanting to leave Arizona during summers.
Maybe I'll consider the life of a snowbird in the future.
Until then, I will continue to love summer.....through those who do not have to endure this searing heat.