At the same time, I don’t think I was expecting it to be so cold by the end of November.
My lady had to move back to her hometown for a year while her mother recovered from surgery, and I decided to follow her to help as much as possible. I knew that she’d be taxed with her task on top of the help she’d be giving her mother. Unfortunately, I knew entirely little about the locale where I was about to live for the next 12 months. It’s a desert city in the southwest and I had never even been further west than 300 miles from the Mississippi River. But despite these sizable swings for me, I was gleeful to experience something new. It’s straight-forward to get stuck in a rut and forget that there are other things in life to experience and enjoy. However, I’ll never forget how tepid it felt as both of us started to drive further south to reach the interstate that would take us west until both of us reached the city of our endpoint. Every one of us crossed a few small mountain ranges before both of us reached the desert city where our lady’s mother lives. It was the end of the Summer so I was thankfully in store for a much-needed change in outdoor temperatures. At the same time, I don’t think I was expecting it to be so cold by the end of November. The elevation in this area is higher than other major desert cities, so that leads to colder temperatures in the Winter time and in the evening, regardless of the season. Every one of us stayed comfortable with our heater, however it became so dry indoors that both of us needed a humidifier too. When you take a weather conditions that is dry by nature, adding cold weather and indoor heat just makes the dryness unbearable.