H is for Heat

I live in the Valley of the Sun–aka Phoenix, Arizona. Heat is our first middle name. Our second middle name is Wonderful Winters.

Today was our second day in the high 90s. Mother Nature blew by the low 90s and gave us 97 degrees. A friendly reminder of what is ahead for us. Sweat and high electric bills.

Summer. Triple digits. Triple yuck.

At least I don’t have to shovel heat. I don’t slip and fall on it. It doesn’t take up room in parking lots when we get a lot of it or make ruts in the roads because it wasn’t plowed correctly.

The sun will soon be the enemy, relentless, mean, blinding. Already I can’t be directly in sunlight for too long, pasty white girl that I am.

We talk about heat, complain and joke about it. Endure it. Survive it. We wonder at the start of summer how hot it will get and for how long. We pray for days that are not hotter than average. I don’t think “average” has been recalculated for quite a few years because it’s almost always hotter than average. it’s rarely cooler or colder than average around here.

Here’s a post from a few years ago chock full of hot Arizona memes. https://tamunroe.com/2015/06/22/its-a-dry-heat/

Laugh. Enjoy. Shake your heads and ask “Why?”

If you live here, remember it’s not too early to put those oven mitts in your car.

6 thoughts on “Heat

  1. My grandmother retired to Arizona (Mesa), so I have been out there a few times. Both times in the summer. It was insanely hot.

    I currently live in Central Vietnam. Tropical heat all year long, but Arizona is hotter.

    I’m with you on the heat. It may have its drawbacks and get miserable at times, but at least it is not cold. I HATE the cold. Snow and ice have no place in the civilized world.

    I am at Transformed Nonconformist. I usually write humor pieces, but I am getting serious this month. I’m writing about people who have deeply impacted my life.

      • Humidity is pretty high, but like anything else, you kind of get used to it.

        The architecture here is such that it is not really too bad indoors. Just turn on a fan and you’re good to go.

  2. I can’t stand the heat either. Sadly, it feels like we’re skipping spring these years so there’s heat for longer. Not Arizona-heat but heat nonetheless!

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