You would think living in Arizona during the summer would be unbearable, but it’s really not. I would much rather live here during the summer than freezing somewhere during the winter and I really have no desire to live where the humidity is so high that you are always sweating.
One of the reasons it is bearable is our summer Monsoon storms. In the afternoon you can watch the clouds to the east as they start to build and billow until the sky is a wall of huge white clouds. Then the winds start picking up and you know there will be a change in the weather that evening.
On a bad day we will be hit with a nasty dust storm where a wall of dust will appear out of the south and blow over dirty and hot.
On a good day we will be hit with one of these.
Yesterday’s storm was a mixture of good and bad. We were hit with really strong winds.
And then the rain came.
Big Daddy was out there like one of those reporters from the Weather Channel doing hurricane coverage.
We were really worried at one point that we were going to lose our tree in the front yard.
The rain didn’t last too long and dropped the temperature about 20 degrees.
And we were lucky and didn’t have any storm damage like some of our neighbors.
To give you an idea of how hard the wind blew last night it sucked the attic hatch off in our laundry
And we got to sleep to the sounds of thunder and lightening all night long.
The best part is this morning we woke up to cool and cloudy weather.
Really how can you beat that?!?
Well not counting living in San Diego or Hawaii.