I posted this last summer, but every August I want to post it again.
Next week they say it could get up to 107!
Dear Diary, May 30th -- Now this is a place that knows how to live! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. Mountains and deserts blended together. What a place! Watched the sunset from a park lying on a blanket. It was beautiful. I've finally found my home I love it here. June 14th -- 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 every day like this. I'm turning into a real sun worshipper. June 30th -- Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing 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 a dry heat. Getting used to it is taking longer than I expected. July 15th -- Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body.) Missed two 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 Tabby (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got out to the hot car for lunch, Tabby had swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and exploded all over $2,000 worth of leather upholstery. I told the kids she ran away. The car now smells like Kibbles and BITS. No more pets in this heat! July 25th--- Dry fucking heat, my butt. Hot is hot!! The home air - conditioner is on the fritz and AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts. July 30th -- Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights now. $1,100 in darn house payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here? Aug 4th--- 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to about 90. Stupid repairman pissed in my pool. I hate this fucking place. Aug 8th-- If another wise ass cracks, "Hot enough for you today?", I'm going to tear his swollen throat out. Damn heat. By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like roasted freaking Garfield!! Aug 10th -- The weather report might as well be a damn recording: Hot and Sunny. It's been too hot for two dang months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this barren desert?? Water rationing has been in effect all summer, so $1,700 worth of cactus just dried up and blew into the swealtoring pool. Even a cactus can't live in this heat. Aug 14th--- Welcome to Hell!!! Temperature got to 117 today. Forgot to crack the window and blew the fucking windshield out of the Lincoln. The installer came to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the $1,100 house payment to bail me out of jail. Aug 30th--- Worst day of the damn summer. I'm not leaving the house. Anyone who would want to move to this sweat box is a fucking lunatic!