We made it! We arrived in Gilbert around 6 pm and spent an hour with our land lady- a Mom of 3 who is the sweetest most organized land lady ever- getting to know the ins and outs of our new home. We crashed on sleeping bags and air mattresses to wake up and meet the Elders from our ward at 7 am. Yes, 7 am. Because we tried to beat the heat. Which arrives at 8 am in full force! At 9:30 am this morning, after dropping off the kids at school ( who all have very friendly teachers) it was 98 degrees. Allow me to take note of the heat for one moment and then I will be happy.
Top Ten Heat Notices-
1. If you have not lived in the desert for 15 yrs or more you may develop a heat rash. Two days here I got red buumps all over my knees, elbows, chest and legs. No, you may not see a picture.
2. You will have to drink water constantly to maintain homeostasis- or whatever that is. Really.
3. Sunday afternoons can find the children melting ice in cups outside for fun ( I took benadryl for my rash and crashed), sailing paper airplanes over the fans in every room and sliding down mattresses.
4. Walking to school on a Saturday will find you seeking shelter at the neighboring Stake Center and calling Josh to come pick you up.
To be continued .... It is HOT here! No joke!