This was our view over the weekend. As you can see, the sky looks a little ominous. The entire weekend weather was either About to Rain, Actively Raining, or Just Finished Raining. But that's typical for this time of year. Our rainy season began on June 1st just like always.
Which does not mean that it rains all day every day. Nope, not at all. It just means there is a higher probability of rain than other times of the year. And then the rain, when it happens, could be rain of any variety. It could just be a little sprinkle, or it might be the late afternoon torrential downpour that lasts about 15 minutes, or yes, it could be an all day rainy affair. On the other hand, it might be perfectly lovely and sunny all day long. One never knows.
Which makes it hard to plan anything outside. Inside plans are absolutely fine. And the bonus there is that inside is where the Air Conditioning is. And during our long hot summers, AC is a very very good thing.
Of course some people, a lot of people actually, have swimming pools down here. Which makes sense because you can use them any day of the year. And a dip in the pool when the temperature rises feels mighty good. We don't happen to have a pool But what we do have is very close access to big water. The Gulf of Mexico is Right There! And wading through the surf or even swimming in the ocean is a pretty dang good antidote to the heat.
So don't feel bad for us living in the hot humid summer of Florida please. Any time we want to escape the heat we either go inside. Any sort of inside will do as EVERYTHING is air conditioned or we head to the water. It's just a few blocks away. And it makes everything better.
we We haven't quite reached the "dog days" of summer but they aren't far away either. That's ok, we are prepared. Lots of tall cold glasses of tea, books and puzzles and movies to be enjoyed in the nice cool air conditioning and loads of time spent by the sea.
So I say, go head and bring on the summer, we are ready.
This is the final post of the week as I have early appointments for the next two days. Have a good rest of your week and a great weekend! See you on Monday
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.