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Abundant Sunshine

The weather guessers don’t need to work too hard in Mesa Arizona.  The days are predominantly wall-to-wall sunshine or mostly sunny.  One day since our arrival October 18 we had light rain sprinkles, a couple of days we’ve had a cloudy sky.

Our weather forecast yesterday said, “Abundant sunshine, 80 degrees.”  And the forecast  agreed perfectly with the weather.  We’ve had two weeks of superlative weather, nearly 75 degrees every day.  Just right for a couple of full-timers.

I hit the tennis courts at 0700 yesterday morning in a pair of shorts and a thin tee shirt.  The morning temperature was over 50 and by the time I returned to hour house an hour later the outside temp was already 60.  I played again at 1430 hrs and it was 80 outside and no humidity.  Just right!

We’re heading to NC to share Christmas with our families.  It’ll be great to see everyone again, and we hope to see our four offspring and our granddaughter.  But the weather won’t be our favorite, and we’ll miss daily tennis workouts.

The weather guessers are calling for a low of 14 tonight and highs in the low thirties.  Yeah, that’s in Fahrenheit, although it doesn’t sound like it.  Take those numbers as Celsius and they represent closely our weather in Arizona, lows in the fifties, highs not quite to the nineties but really nice and warm.

We’re not flying to NC for the weather, right?  Our families have nice roomy houses to accommodate us indoors if needed.  Who knows, the weather might turn nice and we’ll hit some tennis balls too.  Regardless, we’re excited at the prospect of seeing everyone and don’t need the out-of-doors to do it.

Everything is packed, the fridge is empty, the tanks are clean, the windows secure.  Portable hard drives are farmed out for safe-keeping.  Vents arranged just-so.  Water is off, heat is on low.  What did we miss?  We’ll figure it out either when we board the plane or upon our return.

If only we could store and forward some of this abundant sunshine to North Carolina — we might not see much of it otherwise until our return to Mesa.

We’ll talk to you next, before Christmas, from NC — we’re taking the laptop this time.

See you down the road!

Jim and Debbie
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