Thanks Beth, that was great!
On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 09:28:02 -0400 "Elizabeth H. Thiers"
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> For those of you who want to know how hot it can get down here
> Beth the OT
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> Subject: Fw: Moving to Florida
> Diary of a Northerner in Florida
> April 30th
> Florida is fantastic! Just got here and love it already.
> is a state that knows how to live! Beautiful sunny days and warm
> 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
> May 14th
> 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
> he sun every day like this. I'm turning into a real sun
> June 5th
> Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots
> and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing for me.
> SHOVELING SNOW EITHER! Another scorcher today, but I love it here.
> July 1st
> The temperature hasn't been below 90 all week, not even at night.
> Where are those ocean breezes we heard about, still seems hot.
> to it will take a while, I guess. I sure miss my LP collection,
> I'll have to remember not to leave anything made out of plastic in
> Got one of those fuzzy steering wheel covers. Cheaper than the
> ointment for my hands. I always wondered what burnt flesh smelled
> July 15th
> Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of
> Missed two days of work, what a dumb thing to do. I learned my
> though, got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.
> July 20th
> I miss our cat, Tabby. He snuck into the car when I left
> morning. By the time I got out to the hot car for lunch, he'd
> swollen up
> the size of a shopping bag and just as I opened the door he exploded
> $2,000 worth of leather upholstery. I told the kids he ran away.
> now smells like Kibbles and poop. No more pets in this heat!
> July 25th
> Ocean breezes, my foot. Hot is hot! The home air conditioner
> the Fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and
> tell me
> needed to order parts. Only hope for a break in the heat would be
> July 30th
> Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights now.
> swamp mosquitoes that are as big as B-52's. $1,500 in darn house
> and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here?
> Aug 4th
> 100 degrees. Finally got the air conditioner fixed today.
> $500 and gets the temperature down to about 90. The electric bill
> as much as the house payment. And two old lady drivers almost ran
> the road. I hate this state.
> Aug 8th
> If another wise jerk cracks, "Hot enough for you today?" I'm
> tear his head off. By the time I get to work the radiator is
> my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like roasted Garfield!
> Aug 10th
> The weather report might as well be a damn recording: "Hot and
> It's been too hot for two months and the weatherman says it might
> up next week. And who came up with the statement "It may be hot,
> least you don't have to shovel it" should die from heat exhaustion.
> it ever rain in this God forsaken place?
> Aug 14th
> Welcome to Hell! Temperature got to 102 today. Forgot to
> window and blew the windshield out of the Lincoln. The installer
> fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?"
> My wife had to spend the $1,500 house payment to bail me out
> Aug 30th
> Worst day of the summer. I'm not leaving the house. The
> rains finally came and all they did is to make it muggier than heck
> the darned roaches out of the ground. I wasn't aware they could
> Lincoln is now floating somewhere in the Caribbean with its new
> windshield. That does it, we're moving back up north where all
> have to
> worry about is getting mugged. I hope this state breaks in half and
> down to Cuba!