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A blue sky?

I've been all over the US this week and I can tell you that not once did I see blue...


Greetings, all, I know you will pity me but in Tucson, the sky has been blue - RELENTLESSLY blue - for weeks. For months, really. No joke; we are in the middle of a draught of historic proportions. Annual rainfall in this part of the country is supposed to be something like 7 inches. In 2005 we've had a total of 0.79 inch. I kid you not. It really is a blast furnace around here; the ambient temperature is around 105 degrees and it's even hotter 2 hours to the north in Phoenix (so I guess I am glad for another reason that it's Tucson I live in). But the water bill is starting to rival the A/C bill and we just lost one of our young Texas Ranger plants to the heat despite being right on the irrigation mainline. I am from Michigan, home of the famous gunmetal grey skies and I thought I would revel in perpetual sunshine. But here's the downside, and now I know why Hades is cast as HOT. Nothing so relentless as unrelieved heat. To heck with frying an egg on the sidewalk; I think I could just about fry it on my neck. And don't even ask me about the burning palms of my hands as they sizzle upon contact with my steering wheel. Yowtch!

xraymd

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