I don't want to hear how hot it is down in the USVI this time of year. Today in AZ it was 114* and will be 115* tomorrow.
I would trade the high 80's to mid 90's anytime. in fact in 3 years, we will trade.
Still I think this is better than anyplace that gets that white #** on the ground in the winter.
terry: is this just an abitrary off the cuff off the wall thought? It seems not to be attached to a VI post related to heat complaints, so I was just wondering...
We be very cool and comfortable here. in fact is was unusually chilly last night at least on STT's East end. Delightful!
I think a lot of people prefer your dry heat to our not-so-dry heat -- at least it seems that way given the size of the retirement population in AZ.
Okay, I don't want to start anything, but I thought it was chilly this evening, thank you very much STT Res. And did anyone else see the extra-spectacular sunset tonight?
And dnt: They use a whole bunch of moisturizer up there in Arizona with that "dry heat."
And Terry- there is a lot of white stuff on the ground around here...we call it SAND! 😉
Yes, we have dry heat, and it is much more tolorable than 100 degree temp and 98% humitity like in some parts of the country. But not near as nice as the USVI. Yes I know when there is no breeze it can be hot and humid.
SS T, this was just my way of complaining about our temp here, and longing to be there.
East Ender - I usually only get a glimpse of sunset but that glimpse tonight was incredible. I have to qualify this by relating that I spent four hours weedwhacking, followed by two hours cleaning up general debris and yanking out elephant ear vines, etc.
Filthy dirty from head to toe, I looked up and outward and the sight was particularly awesome. There was a band of blue close to turquoise surrounded by bands of red and yellow, interspersed with gentle litle puffs of grey clouds. Something to capture and reminded me of a Matisse moment.
There are very special times to enjoy here.
And another one for me, right now, is to get into the shower and stop mucking about. Cheers.
Ouch, I have to momentarily put on hold my very much-needed shower to respond to dnt's comment about the retirement population in AZ in order to respond as follows:
Many longtime residents and locals of the Virgin Islands leave the islands late in life because the medical care that they can receive on the mainland far surpasses what they can find here on island.
Yes, many do go to Arizona. Used to heat and sunshine, many feel more comfortable relocating to dry heat.
And there are others who relocate in their adage to Florida - and to the Southern mainland in general - .
Does this older generation really want to leave the Virgin Islands?
People of a certain age simply cannot afford to live in the US irgin Islands.
Changes are long overdue where local government is concerned. The island youth is despicably shortchanged were education is concerned.
I hope that the times they are a'changing and that newbies who are eligible to vote will not only do so but will make every effort to investigate the background and real accomplishments of the candidates. Cheers and goodnight!
Ouch??? My comment did not address why older folks leave the USVI but rather why Americans in general have flocked to AZ in disproportionate numbers over other states and territories, which they have done for a variety of reasons, among them the warmer winters and dry heat in the summers.
We set a new LOW record last night. The low was 93*, a new record high LOW temp.
A lot of the people are what we call snow birds. they are here only in the winter.
OK, dnt, I see your point but you mentioned the retirement population in AZ and I naturally took it in context to this VI forum.
terry - we call 'em snowbirds too! Cheers.
Yeah but Arizona actually has snow skiing so you got us beat there.
But the scuba diving SUCKS.
The only problem I see with the heat on STX is that you don't have central air to escape the heat when it is hot and there is no breeze. Even if you did have central air here, you couldn't afford to run it anyway. Wapa charges .30per kwh. (at least that's what they said on TV this week.)
We have never had A/C here on STX. We don't miss it as much as we thought we would. Some evenings I actually feel chilly when it gets down in the low 70's and there is a breeze.
But we do live in the country on a hill. And the house is designed to be comfortable without a/c.