Living in Arizona is really no different than anywhere else, except we do compensate one thing for another:
– Like sand and mountains for green grass and trees.
– Hot blistering days for cold and freezing winters with piles of snow, having to shovel your way out of your driveway.
– Being careful not to walk on the larger inhabitants like lizards, snakes and scorpions to walking carefully over iced walks doing a balancing act to keep from falling and maybe breaking a leg.
– To wearing shorts in December from bundling up with everything you have to keep warm.
– From replacing our A/C units in your cars to putting on chains and carrying shovels to dig your way out if your car happens to slide into a pile of snow.
I can go on and on with the list, but I think you know the rest. So it’s kind of a toss-up. Do you want to live where you only need one warm jacket, or where you need several jackets, sweaters and boots? Go ahead, compromise, one for the other. Which do you choose? I’ve chosen mine.
If you go north you have your winter snow and ice. Go south and you have the warm and hot weather climate.
Yes, it’s Arizona, and I love it! Some people call it “God’s forsaken country.” I call it “The land that God blessed!”