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Midnite @ the Oasis

Midnite @ the Oasis – a May night on our patio

It’s Summertime and the living is . . . HOT! Last week the temperatures in Lake Havasu hovered in the hundreds. For a former Wisconsinite, those are temperatures we might rarely see in July or August. However, in Arizona, this is just the beginning — the Pre-heat.

During the next several months, temps will climb past 100 on a daily basis — the real Heat.

And then there’s August — the monsoon season — extremely intense short rain storms followed by searing heat. Can’t wait. If push comes to shove, we can pull the RV out of storage and head for the mountains where it would be much cooler. So with the heat in mind, we had sun shades installed on our patio and most of our windows.

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The shades lower the amount of sunlight, decrease wind, and add privacy. The shades are rated at 80% which means it’s hard to see in, but easy to see out.

On the domestic side, we “made” our bed . . . an Ikea storage bed that raises up to reveal a space beneath . . .

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Finally, the Snow Birders all left about a month ago and very few campers are left. We get an influx of Weekenders every Saturday and Sunday, but other than than, it’s sparse. However, we hear that Memorial Day weekend is nuts here.

Where's everyone go?

Where’d everyone go?

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. emhuze609 #

    Love the midnight at the oasis photo.. lovely!

    Also.. pretty cocoonish all wrapped up like that.. will a butterfly emerge soon?? 😉

    The Ikea storage bed looks pretty nifty.. any comments on how well you sleep on it? I like the whole storage idea.

    I must say, that last photo is kind of sad looking. What a difference! Well.. whoop it up big on your Memorial Day weekend.

    I am a tad astounded on how you’ve adapted to the hot weather thus far. That August Monsoon sounds like something from hell.

    Good to have a Plan B for that time.

    Mary

    May 21, 2014
  2. khughes14@wi.rr.com #

    Your place looks so nice and the shades add a finishing touch. Good to have those in that heat. Like your storage bed. I think IKEA is great and have a chest of drawers and a wardrobe that I ordered from them. Like that you also have alternatives to the heat with your Plan B escape, if necessary. Hope the evenings are cool. Kath

    May 21, 2014
  3. Wally #

    I’m thinkin’ a month or 3 in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, BC or San Diego is soundin’ pretty good long about July 4… I’ll be headin’ for Boston.

    May 21, 2014

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