Thunderin’ Thuckatash

Jul 8, 2016
It rains so much here in Florida – sometimes I think about growing myself a nice pair of gills. In fact, we have an entire season that we refer to as “the rainy season” whe...

The Sunburn Kid … Finds a Sidekick?

Jun 13, 2014
I’d forgotten just how bad sunburns hurt the next day. Sunburn is basically our Sun’s way of saying, “Witness what my mere presence some 92 million miles away can inflict upon your fleshy mortal...

Death of an Air Conditioner

Jul 22, 2011
The idea of driving around without air conditioning even at two o’clock in the morning for a quick trip to the store is an unfathomable fate that I wouldn’t dare wish upon my worst of enemies…...

A Rollercoaster of Cold

Jan 7, 2011
Just when I flip the central air back over to AC and think that the worst is behind us, I’m pulling out blankets once again and looking for things to burn for warmth – all the while, my sinuses do...

Oh, the Weather Outside is Muggy…

Jun 11, 2010
It’s a horrible time of year to be a Floridian, really, which is why if you happen to travel down in this direction during any of those traditional summer months like June through August, you won’...

Hurricane, Schmurricane…

Jun 4, 2010
The NOAA is predicting that 2010 will see an “above normal” level of hurricane activity with conditions that resemble some “very active” seasons from years past. Upon hearing this news, the a...

We Won’t Get Cooled Again!

Jan 22, 2010
With apologies to Pete Townsend and The Who… Whew – is everybody still with us?! Boy, has it been a rough couple of weeks around this place … I don’t know about you, but that cold was just abo...