Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Phoenix

So these last couple of months living in Phoenix have brought some strange experiences that I feel like sharing with whoever will listen. Let's start with the wildlife!! I have found 2 count them 2 scorpions in my garage!!! And when you try and scare them or shu them away, they don't run they come after you!!! So I now have the the death of 2 scorpions on my hands, I don't feel bad. And the lizards are everywhere!!! mostly small ones that are kind of cute and fun to chase, but the other morning there was a huge 18 inch lizard crawling up the side of my house right next to the front door! I don't even know what kind of lizard it was or if it is dangerous and more importantly where it was going and where it lives and if it has plans to come back! As of yet I have not had a lizard in my house but I feel it is only a matter of time. Then the strangest one, there was a coyote running down my street the other day. A coyote!!! and by the way it was dead silent as it ran so I'm pretty sure it could sneak up and bite me on the ass while I'm putting my children in the car!!! It's a new fear of mine.
We'll move on to the water. It tastes disgusting from the tap so obviously we have to buy it which is not that big of a deal but annoying all the same. And I can't get cold water out of the tap, it comes out hot!! Sometimes in the morning I can get cool water, but cold water is a thing of the past. I can't wash my clothes in cold water, I have to be extra careful giving my babies a bath because even when the spout is pointing to cold it can still be hot!!! I attribute this to the fact that it is 110 degrees outside and therefore the water sitting in the pipes would be roughly the same temp!!! My father in law can't even keep water in his hot tub because the water gets too hot!! It's craziness. But remember, I'll be laughing when all of you are bundled up and freezing your bumbs off while I'm sitting next to the pool in perfect weather!!!
Well there you have it, my rant for the month, maybe the year because really I love it here!!

2 comments:

Grandpamike said...

lol, Angela,
Now you know why I have to go back to Utah every week. I have always said the you can bundle up with more clothes to stay warm, but you can only take off so many clothes. I have been running around my Arizona house in just my underwear, and if it were not for A/C, I'd have died.
Have you seen a rattlesnake yet? That's when you'll complete your fear cycle of that place, lol.
Luv ya, Mike

Baldwin Family said...

Hey Ang!

It's funny, I was just listening to the news man say Phoenix has been 110 or higher for over 20 days straight! Then I found your blog and had to laugh because I was thinking about all those poor people suffering in that heat and, here you are! It sounds like you're doing well! We'll be joining you in the mid-west in a few months ! Take care!

Natalie