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Old 10-25-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Wow! If it wasn't hot enough now it's muggy to boot. Feels like July out there today. Yuck.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: AZ
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The air was pretty heavy around 6:30 when I was out. It reminded me of living near the swamps in NC.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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And now a thunder/dust storm. It's crazy out there this year.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:42 PM
Status: "Extra blanket?? It's Fall!" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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This is true. I'm a native and I almost never complain about the intensity. It's hot. If you work, you probably don't spend a lot of time outside in the hottest part of the day, anyway. No big deal. I only start to complain around times like last week. Temps in the 90s are a lot better than 110, but I'm just tired of it.

You're also dead on about the mornings and nights. I actually think it's pretty nice early in the AM all the way up until mid/late July. I like to mountain bike and not only is the weather fine, the trails are nearly empty during the summer.

Truth be told, I actually think the perfect temperature is somewhere between 55 and 65 degrees (as a native, that seems really strange), but I don't think the summers here are a big deal, at all.
I'm a native too and I don't complain about the heat at all. It's part of life in AZ. You KNOW it's coming, you prepare for it and you accept it. I haven't had to use the cooler for weeks now and haven't had to use the heater either. It's been around 55-60 in the AM when I get up but it's warmer in the house and I've been leaving all my windows open all the time. Don't close the sliding doors till I go to bed, around 10:30, but not because it's cold! I LOVE Fall in AZ!!!

I could be happy living somewhere that's around 80 degrees year round!
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Status: "Extra blanket?? It's Fall!" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Yeah, I'm surprised that more retirees don't end up in Tuscon for that reason (or maybe they do and I'm just not aware?). Even though I'm far from retirement age, Tuscon seems really attractive for the reasons you mention. But maybe the liberal politics kinda turns some retirees off to it? Not sure how much people care about that when retiring, compared to so many other things.

My mom lives up in Cottonwood and always gets that chirpy sound in her voice in September, while we're still relatively hot here in Phoenix. She does kind of miss the more easily accessible shopping opportunities that Phoenix has, but doesn't mind too much because she can easily drive down here in about an hour and a half during the winter, when it's bearable for her. And she also doesn't like the crowds and traffic, so a small town like Cottonwood works for her. The only thing she really envies about my lifestyle in Phoenix is that I can grow anything in my garden during the Fall/Winter/Spring. It's awesome to grow stuff like basil, carrots, spinach, strawberries, etc. The best thing: no worries about listeria recalls for spinach!
I live in Cottonwood too and am happy when it cools off. Not sure how "chirpy" I get though. lol It works for me too though!

I am still getting tomatoes, bell peppers and hot peppers in my garden. I'm sooooo glad the squashes finally quit. Enough already! We can grow Fall veggies up here too but I'm tired of the garden.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Turn up the heat

I'll be home in 8 hrs.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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The weather is awesome now, I am glad it finally cooled off. I actually had to put on my jacket this morning when I left for work.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Victoria Woods, CA
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Default Awesome...

...it is.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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The weather is awesome now, I am glad it finally cooled off. I actually had to put on my jacket this morning when I left for work.

phhht we're wearing two up here,
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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Hi Makeitagreatday and all the others

Even if a little belated thks for yr posts.

At moment, still dealing with cold and rainny weather here. Lots of sun and fine weather the most part of the time (finally!), even if hot, will be, for sure, a great but very nice change! No raincoat, umbrella, boots or such what a beautiful idea! Ah! And there's the A/C... I know it also rains there, and cold at night but still... I can hardly wait to be there! I think I'll manage it just fine! If many others do ...

Hope to see you all there! Soon...
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