Aug 5, 2009

This is the time of the year when I am reminded that living through the summer in the desert is hell. May and June usually fool me. The highs in the 90s lull me into thinking that this year won't be so bad after all. The mornings remain cool, as do the evenings. The plants look healthy and vibrant and the electric bill seems lower than I expect it to be. Then we get to late July and August. The highs reach beyond 105 and it becomes a steady day after day pounding of relentless heat. Sucks. The AARP recently ranked Hooterville as the number one place for retirees to live a simple life. I have just one one word to describe that ranking. BOGUS! I met a couple yesterday who had just retired here from Westchester County, NY. I asked them why Hooterville? They told me that they had retired and it was just too expensive to live in NY on their pensions. It is cheaper to live in Hooterville, no question, but it isn't an either or to me. Lots of places are cheaper than NY but as low-cost as Hooterville. Plus, they aren't located on the outskirts of Hell. Then again, when much of the country is freezing, Hooterville is a nice place to be in February. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

7 comments:

Steve said...

But it's a dry heat. :)

Barbara said...

You're a tough man, Mr. Sneed, to stick it out in that heat. That line about dry heat is just plain BS! I suppose you can be glad you're not up the road in Phoenix where it's even hotter.

The Bug said...

I'm from NC where it can get pretty hot, but I've lived in Ohio for 12 years & now I'm a heat wimp. Of course I don't like too much snow either, but at least then I can add layers. We don't want me removing too many layers when I'm hot!

Megan said...

My folks lived in Palm Springs for a while. I tried never to visit them this time of year.

Kurt said...

Oregon.

Reya Mellicker said...

Life is never simple, no matter where you live. Nice fantasy, though.

Catskill Snap said...

pricey but well worth it--they will rue the day...