Sunny Sun Sun!

Hello! It’s me.


Oh, I know, the coal people aren’t going to be happy with me. But with the amount of Vitamin D we have pouring down from the sky, it would be foolhardy to squander it on nothing more than downstream skin cancer issues, #amirite?

So I told Mom and Dad to put up solar panels, ASAP. Dad said it would cost a lot of cheddar. I told Dad I’d be willing to forego one chewie a week. Next thing you know, we have solar panels.


Extra credit if you can find me in the picture.

Moments later, I had to chase this little critter out of the back yard – because bunnies attract the dreaded Chupacabra and nobody wants a dreaded Chupacabra in their back yard.


I told Dad that something has to be done about the back yard. Dad says we’ll break ground on a Casita, Pool, and Putting Green in less than two weeks … he asked me if that was an acceptable solution. Heck ya!

Just think what else I could manipulate my Dad into if I really wanted to?

And Then, It Ended

Hello, it’s me!


We moved down here full-time on June 25. That day, we filled up the gas tank in Lake Havasu, where it was 122 degrees outside … in the shade. Few noticed, but my eyes boiled steam that day.

And they’ve boiled steam ever since.

This is particularly problematic when I need to tinkle … or worse.


I look outside and think to myself, “God, I don’t want to tinkle out there.” I’ll ask Dad to provide an alternative solution.


He’ll look at me and say “do you want to go outside?” And I’ll give him a look of terror that mirrors this …


But Dad will try to pick me up … I can’t go for that … no can do …


Yup, he can’t get under the table … see, I’m downright nimble, #amirite?

And if he tries to coax me out from under the table, I’ll find other places to hide.


Unfortunately, Dad will get me, somehow … and when he takes me outside, I’ll jump on the first neighborhood golf car and attempt my own getaway to cooler locales. But it is hard to reach the steering wheel. You’d think engineers could design these things better.


There are even times when I’ll eat a whole pint of frozen custard in an effort to cool down after going out and doing my duties.


But then something happened … yesterday … the storm clouds passed.


And as the sun set, one could perceive that change was in the air.


This morning I awoke to significantly cooler conditions. It’s not even 90 degrees out and it’s almost noon!


Yes – fall is in the air!!

And I decided to spend a good portion of the morning outside, enjoying the comparatively refreshing conditions.


I thought it might be nice if Dad worked outside while I relaxed, but no, he’s looking to drop another 7 or 8 degrees before he’ll join me outside to work.


And so I asked Dad to come back in …


I spent nearly three months in a boiling cauldron of an environ … and then, all at once, it ended … overnight. Hello There Fall, my dear friend! Take Care Summer, see you on the other side in eight months.