Myra might or might not agree with me, after all I've barely been in Phoenix for 5 months and she has lived here for a few years, but there is a subtle (albeit very subtle) change in the temperature over the past week. Temps here were hovering around 100 not the 105-110 mark or higher. Nights were in the low to mid 80s as opposed to high 80s low 90s. There was even a refreshing cool breeze the other night that made sitting on the back patio a bit comfortable.
The pool water, previously around 93 degrees, has settled at just about 89-90 over the past few days.
There is forecast next week of highs back in the mid 100s and I'm sure there will be the day that is over 110 degrees before summer is over. But there is a bit of relief, albeit bit, in the extreme or even hot days of summer.
Never did I think I would say "105 degrees isn't that bad out" (or really anything under 110 isn't that bad as long as there is not much humidity).
I heard on the news the other day that on that particular day it was 55 more days until temps would be in the mid 80s. That has us about mid October. Probably right in time for the snow birds to arrive.
We moved down in March. May it started getting a little hotter. June and July were really hot months, I will not lie about that. August had its ups and downs and as it fades away, the nights are coming quicker and the sunrise later in the morning, all helping a bit with the temps.
I won't lie. The electric bills over the past few months I haven't been pleased about BUT I'm never happy about electric bills and compared to when I lived in Montana with the extreme cold, despite using the heater a lot, I was never comfortable, always cold for 8 months of the year (October til June). Here with air conditioning (albeit higher than I want to pay bills) I'm comfortable.
So now we go into the last quarter of this year (how did this year go by so fast?) And with it will be that gradual change of temperatures.
I'll look forward to the 80 degree days in February.
I promise I won't brag (too) much about them.