Summer in December is in full stride here. Temperatures are regularly topping 90 degrees. We hear the afternoon tormentas that break the heat every few days will increase after the first of the year. These storms are an impressive demonstration of nature’s fury with howling winds, lightening and thunder. The rain that follows the wind can only be described as a deluge, transforming the streets into canals.
A big part of our verbal argument to the kids when making the move south was that we would find a house with a pool. We lucked out and were able to deliver on this promise, and it’s paying huge dividends right now. It’s doubtful we will ever live in a house with a pool again, so it’s been a great experience so far for the kids. Along with providing hours of physical entertainment to the kids when they otherwise would probably be driving each other nuts, the kids are rapidly becoming awesome swimmers. Molly in particular has made giant strides in just a month. The swimming lessons included at her preschool have obviously made an impact for her.