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Summer in the West

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Skigirl, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    June 10th

    Just moved to Arizona! Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! It is beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.



    June 14th
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    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 everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.



    June 30th
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    Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today; lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing the lawn 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 kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.



    July 15th
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    Fell asleep by the community pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body); missed 3 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 Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car now smells like Kibbles and $hits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.



    July 25th:


    The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.



    July 30th:


    Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $225,000 house and I can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?



    Aug. 4th:


    It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.



    Aug. 8th:


    If another wise a$$ cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to strangle him. D@mn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!



    Aug. 9th:


    Tried to run some errands after work - wore shorts, and when I sat on the seats in the car, I thought my a$$ was on fire. My skin melted to the seat. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and a$$ . . . Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried a$$, and baked cat.



    Aug 10th
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    The weather report might as well be a d@mn recording . . . Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do $hit for two d@mn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week.



    Doesn't it ever rain in this d@mn state? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this d@mn heat.



    Aug. 14th:


    Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus are dead. Forgot to crack the window and blew the d@mn windshield out of the car. The installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? "Hot enough for you today?" My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking state. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here??



    Will write later to let you know how the trial goes.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Awesome :bow::bow:

    But seriously , it ain't that bad here . I have 23 summers under my belt , and aside from a strange urge to play with wet unpeeled potatoes , the Sun hasn't hurt me at all :wink1:
     
  3. Skigirl

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    Ya wanna re-think that position? :haha:

    Insert Sunland, CA and you have my emails to friends in cooler spots...

    We sent about 30 days of temps that didn't get below 100 in our little micro-hell-climate here. Apparently one day last week was 118. Had more than a couple 110 degree days. Most hovered around 103. But hey, it's a dry heat. Like a convection oven.

    Thankfully it's beautifully cool now, and expected to stay this way for about a week. Maybe I can revive the dead plants. Probably can't do anything about the cat.
     
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    I miss me some Arizona!
     
  5. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Bet the skiing sucks!:D
     
  6. Skigirl

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    :haha:Why, yes. Yes it does.:haha:
     
  7. Cricket

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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    Hot enough for ya? :D

    Great story. :bow:
     
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    :haha:

    Not as good as the classic "moving to the mountains in the winter", but damn funny :D
     
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    We have ski resorts here in Arizona!
     
  10. pauly383

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    Yeah and they were open for a month , late this year :(
     
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    Damn!, that was funny... baked cat...:haha: :haha: :bow:
     
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    Blah, blah, blah.:haha:
     
  13. Cricket

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    They need to follow the Texas example and let the cows graze until opening day.
     

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