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  •  Maybe 5 degrees cooler (4+ / 0-)

    compared to the valley.

    Although in the winter, we do worry about frozen pipes, and frozen pipes did happen one year during winter a few years back.
    Mr. Az Blue wrapped the outdoor pipes with foam so it's never been a worry since.

    In reality, the winters aren't as cold as they once were, but last year we did have one night.

    We have termites, and our home is small but built with steel frame, tile roof and we got them goddamn termites again.

    We used to live in East Mesa and we had a major problem with termites there, so when we moved we took every precaution, yet it didn't work.

    Our winters in Arizona aren't cold enough to stop them and they come up through the back of your walls and feast on the wood trusses that make your roof.

    Ever see termite tunnels?
    They make mud tunnels from your ceiling,
    We have a piano and we saw what looked like salt on the top and then we looked up and Yep, goddammit, termite tunnels.

    And, don't even ask me about where we live and scorpions.
    Scorpions regard your home as a mountain, and when it rains or gets cold, they come inside.

    We live with them.
    We keep our slippers off the floor and we shake out shoes before putting them on.
    We also shake out clothing before we put it on.

    I think that I'd rather put up with termites than scorpions.
    I really hate scorpions.

    All we need is LOVE!

    by arizonablue on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 07:05:06 PM PDT

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    •  Yucky Termites! I've never seen them (2+ / 0-)
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      I grew up in the West Valley/Glendale. I wonder if that makes any difference? And Scorpions, don't even get me started on how much I hate those buggers. BLECH!

      When the operation of the machine becomes so odious that you can't take part,you've got to put your bodies upon the gears;you got to make it stop.Indicate to the people who run it that unless you're free the machine will be prevented from working at all

      by YoungArizonaLiberal on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 07:10:29 PM PDT

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