I am borrowing ‘You know it’s HOT…the saga continues’ from my old blog. That is the beauty of having an old blog as I can borrow from it whenever I am too lazy, busy, or HOT. I’m claiming all three today. I’m honest if nothing else.
Now, don’t be hating on me as this is done tongue-in-cheek and always has been.
Like so many around the world, we are having some serious hot weather (even for AZ).
I can’t imagine what made the pioneers stop here (must have been heat exhaustion).
Fires, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes all over! I see the news and my heart goes out to everyone who has been through horrific devastation. I get it…a microburst took my roof and interior years ago during a monsoon storm. It took months to get back to “normal”. Monsoon 2017 has been very brutal, very deadly here. Again, my heart goes out to those affected and my tears flow.
I started the series ‘you know it’s hot’ in 2008, continued it in 2009, 2010, 2015. MY SON LOVED IT. I believe it may have been too hot in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 for me to even think about. June 18, 2015 was the last one I was able to read to my son. Two weeks later he was dead. I am so happy I wrote it and was able to read it to him. He laughed and laughed. Good times. So with that being said, J.W…You know it’s Hot 2017 is dedicated to you. It may be the last one as we prepare to get out of dodge. I may be writing…you know it’s cold when…instead.
You know it’s Hot when…
The cactus is still dead.
The hot water heater is STILL in vacation mode but you have just scalded yourself with water from the cold water tap.
Your clothes are dry coming out of the washer.
You don’t need to dry off getting out of the shower.
It is still 100+ degrees at midnight.
Pool water can burn you.
The local news team is thinking about trying to bake a pizza on the sidewalk.
You truly question your sanity for purchasing a black car with black interior.
When you go out to water plants, the water evaporates before hitting the plants.
You bake cookies on your patio.
Tommy our dog does not want to chase lizards. (Tommy is in Heaven now)
The lizards are not interested in teasing the dog.
You have a second degree burn from opening the lid of the recycling bin.
You ask to have your head shaved when you visit the salon. Your hairdresser doesn’t flinch.
I have lived here since 1988 and I am always shocked when summer comes around. Since I don’t have a thyroid, heat is not my friend. Arizona is a beautiful state and I’m sure I will miss it. I have some wonderful memories that were made here along with some beyond sad memories.
Stay cool, stay dry, stay safe. As always, thank you for visiting and commenting.
Your very HOT (not in a good way—lol) friend.