Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hell in the desert

Just when I was getting used to the smoke from the Piute fire, a flashflood ripped through our desert community yesterday bringing hail, lightening, downpours, power outages...and rainbows. Mind you, this is unusual weather here. When we bought our home several years ago, we were told "it never rains in this desert city." The temperature rapidly went from 112 deg. to 80 deg. With smoke from the fire still thick in the air, winds and the flashflooding, it felt like hell had come to the desert.

Today is a repeat performance. In less than one hour, temps dropped from 110 deg. to 86 deg. Erring on the side of caution, I'll enjoy the rainstorm from indoors.

Note to self: turn off a/c, computer and no dancing outdoors around a tree waiting for lightening to strike!

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