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.
Great and humorous post~
Thank you Jackie! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. You rock my friend!!
I know some folks like it here. Not us! Hoping for a great change!!
I’m with you…too dang HOT!!!
Sue Profit says
Hey Barb… I’m wondering why you’ve never written a book! The dead cactus has always made me LOL when you would post it on Facebook but the other ones on here made me almost choke on a Milk Dud, I laughed so hard. How about a humorous travel book?
I’m so excited about your upcoming trips & adventures, especially your trip to Paris & hanging out with Mimi!
Love you & Ole!
Thank you my friend…you and J.W have exquisite taste. He liked that pic and always loved the “SAGA”.
I have a good title but i’m not sharing it here. LOL. You know how my mind works so…yeah, you’d like it. I believe anyway!
I’m very excited about both journeys. I wish I would have had a heads up on Paris…I would have stayed overseas. But everything happens for a reason so I guess I was supposed to come back with Ray (more miles). I truly wish you were going to be there. 2 1/2 days of conferences and then FREEDOM!
Love you back! Ole and sangria.
Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder says
Well, we sure can relate to that kind of hot too.
But for us, this summer has been one of the wettest. So often we feel like we’re back in the tropics where we left the house by 6:00 AM with the most beautiful, sunny weather. EVERY afternoon it would start pouring down; making you almost depressed! Their annual rainfall in Indonesia is 4 m so that explains all those afternoons. Wet monsoons didn’t really make that much of a difference!
But I hate it when we plan to run our bikes for let say one hour. Sure don’t want to get soaking wet… This afternoon we managed to bike and I’m happy. Also because I finished another big crocheting project today. Some 35 hours for the bay window in our kitchen.
Yay, I’m FREE again!
Hope your summer will be kind to you.
This year the weather has been just CRAZY everywhere. Here, the monsoon takes turn on which side of town will be hit. We are so dry and need the rain but when it comes…floods. The ground is unbelievably hard.
Oh my, we haven’t been on our bikes for quite a while. Usually 100 very early in the morning and the sun comes up so early. Thank God AZ doesn’t observe daylight savings time!
That sounds like a serious project. 35 hours of crocheting is amazing. It sounds wonderful though.
Take care and give Pieter a hug!
To everything there is a season, a good and bad to all things. But the scale tips one way or the other depending on how we look at it. Politics helps us to understand this. The varius experiences of life teach us to know all that we think. Right and wrong never weigh the same. But one thing is for certain in all our lives, we will all face GOD on that day. J.W. is saving seats.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Well, I don’t disagree that J.W will be saving seats. I believe first row seats…maybe with balloons and confetti! He loved balloons and confetti!
Ick! I hear ya! I like warm, but hot, hot, HOT just wears me out! We’re having major humidity now. Not crazy about that either. Still, I no longer have to shovel snow, so that’s a good thing! I suggest sitting in a kiddie pool with popsicles beneath your arm pits and a bag of frozen veggies draped atop your head. It may not cool you down but would make a great blog pic! Stay cool, my friend!
Barb Harmon says
Thank you for visiting and commenting. It is appreciated! I am a huge popsicle fan…I go through maybe 6 a day (I’m a little pig). I have never thought about placing them under my arms, I think they would melt before I could get into the water. I’m up for it though. If i try i will let you know. The frozen veggies…worth a try.
Take care my friend.
Sending you hugs across the miles xoxo.