We're now officially into hurricane season, which means I'll be paying more attention to the Tropical Weather link on the sidebar. The last two months of weather have been quite interesting. April was lovely: we were able to enjoy open windows and doors, using neither heat nor air conditioning. (Yes, I know—I used to believe air conditioning was for wimps. That was before I lived in Florida and learned the inverse relationship between sweltering temperatures and productivity. The "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" only work if you don't have summer temperatures most months of the year.)
We weren't far into May before we turned on the A/C, but May's claim to fame this year was its rain. As U understand it, an unexpected low pressure system stalled over Florida, and day after day after day sucked water from the Gulf of Mexico and deposited it on Central Florida. Orlando had 14 inches of rain, breaking the previous record for May of 10 inches back in 1976. Daytona Beach had almost 22 inches!Although the surprise innundation (our rainy season doesn't usually begin till the end of the month) did some damage, flooding even non-flood zones, overall it was a very welcome break in our drought. Now we seem to have settled back into the regular summer pattern of afternoon thunderstorms, and I must get back in the habit of remembering that outdoor work needs to be done in the morning.