April 30th: Florida is
fantastic! Just got here and love it already. . .
. . .
Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days
and warm balmy evenings. 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.
Really heating up. Got to 89 today.
Not a problem, live in an air conditioned home, drive an air
conditioned car. What a pleasure to see so many sunny days.
Had the backyard landscaped with
tropical plants today. Lots of palms and rocks. What a breeze to
maintain. No more mowing for me. NO MORE SHOVELING SNOW EITHER!
Another scorcher today, but I love it here.
The temperature hasn't been below
90 all week, not even at night. Where are those ocean breezes we
heard about, still seems hot. Getting used to it will take a while,
I guess. I sure miss my LP collection, though. I'll have to remember
not to leave anything made out of plastic in my car. Got one of
those fuzzy steering wheel covers Cheaper than the burn ointment for
my hands. I always wondered what burnt flesh smelled like.
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 ole
sun in a climate like this.
I miss our cat, Tabby. He snuck
into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got out to the
hot car for lunch, he'd swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and
just as I opened the door he exploded all over $2,000 worth of
leather upholstery. I told the kids he ran away. The car now smells
like Kibbles and poop. No more pets in this heat!
Ocean breezes, my ass. 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. Only
hope for a break in the heat would be a hurricane.
Been sleeping outside by the pool
for three nights now. Swatting the swamp mosquitoes that are as big
as B-52's. $1,500 in darn house payments and we can't even go
inside. Why did I ever come here?
100 degrees. Finally got the air
conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down
to about 90. The electric bill is almost as much as the house
payment. And two old lady drivers almost ran me off the road. I hate
If another jerk cracks, "Hot
enough for you today?" I'm going to tear his head off. Damn
heat. By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling over, my
clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like roasted pig.
The weather report might as well be
a damn recording: Hot and sunny. It's been too hot two #@*&
months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week.
And who came up with the statement "it maybe hot, but at least
you don't have to shovel it" should die from heat exhaustion.
Doesn't it ever rain in this God forsaken place??
Welcome to Hell!!! Temperature got
to 102 today. Forgot to crack the window and blew the windshield out
of the Lincoln. The installer came to fix it and said, "Hot
enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the $1,500 house
payment to bail me out of jail.
Worst day of the summer. I'm not
leaving the house. The monsoon rains finally came and all they did
is to make it muggier than hell and drove the damned roaches out of
the ground. I wasn't aware they could fly! The Lincoln is now
floating somewhere in the Caribbean with its new $500 windshield.
That does it, we're moving back to New York where all you have to
worry about is getting mugged, I hope this state breaks in half and
floats down to Cuba.
Submitted by Marianne, Columbia,