When I've told friends and family that we will soon be moving to Ft. Myers full-time, the normal reaction has been one of shock, horror and an exclamation of, "Florida??!! Won't it be HOT??!! Are you CRAZY??!!"
As proof that I:
1. have not lost my mind, and
2. will be more than happy,
I offer the following:
This is the 10-day forecast for here in Ft. Myers...and although it calls for rain, the rain occurs every afternoon about 1:30 or 2:00 pm and then moves on out...otherwise, giving us lots of time to enjoy the pool or beach in relatively hot - but not death-defying - temperatures. No heat advisories. No severe storm advisories. Everything is calm, as it should be.
This is the 10-day forecast for Kansas City...who has been under a severe Heat Advisory since Sunday, with heat indexes of 105 degrees to 110 degrees.
While reading my KC friends' statuses on Facebook the last few days, I keep seeing a common theme that runs as follows:
Hot. Oven. Dying. Baking. Hades. Hell on Earth. OMG, it's HOT!
Although I certainly concede that Florida has its share of crazy people, you cannot conclude that living here is crazy because of the weather.
Enjoy the day, whatever the weather holds in store for you.