Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 14:24:50 -0500
May 30th Just moved to Texas. Now this is a state that knows how to
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
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? Too bad it's not 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 shit. No more pets in this heat!
July 25th Dry heat, 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.
July 30th Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights now.
$1,500 in damn house payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I
ever come here?
Aug 4th It's 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 stupid fucking state.
Aug 8th If another wise ass cracks, "Hot enough for you today?",
I'm going to tear his 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 fucking Garfield!!
Aug 10th The weather report might as well be a damn recording: Hot
and sunny. It's been too hot to #@*& for two damn months and the
weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain
in this barren damn desert?? Water rationing has been in effect all
summer, so $1,700 worth of cactus just dried up and blew into the damn
pool. Even a cactus can't live in this heat.
Aug 14th Welcome to Hell!!! Temperature got to 123 today. Forgot to
crack the window and blew the God damned windshield out of the Lincoln.
The installer came to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My
wife had to spend the $1500 house payment to bail me out of jail.
Aug 30th Worst day of the damn summer. I'm not leaving the house.
The fucking monsoon rains finally came and all they did is to make it
muggier than hell. The Lincoln is now floating somewhere in The Gulf of
Mexico with its new $500 windshield. That does it, we're moving back to
California for some peace and quiet.