High Desert Memories - A Hometown Journal Commemorating Ridgecrest California
June 1:
   Just moved to Ridgecrest! Now this is a town that knows how to live!!
Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! It is
beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.
June 14th:
Really heating up; got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an
air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to
see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.

June 30th:
   Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today; lots of cactus
and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing the lawn for me.
Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 10th:
   The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used
to this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting
used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th:
   Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body);
missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson
though - got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

July 20th:
   I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning.
By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up
to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car
now smells like Kibbles and $hits. I learned my lesson though. No more
pets in this heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.

July 25th:
   The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot
as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman
charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.
July 30th:
Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $200,000 house and

can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come

Aug. 4th:
   It's 105 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost
$5000 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid town.

Aug. 8th:
   If another wise a$$ cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to
strangle him. D@mn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is
boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

Aug. 9th:
   Tried to run some errands after work - wore shorts, and when I sat on
the seats in the car, I thought my a$$ was on fire. My skin melted to
the seat. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my
legs and a$$ . . . Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried a$$, and
baked cat.

Aug 10th:
   The weather report might as well be a d@mn recording . . . Hot and
sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do $hit for
two d@mn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next
week. Doesn't it ever rain in this d@mn town? Water rationing will be
next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even
the cactus can't live in this d@mn heat.

Aug. 14th:
   Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus are dead. Forgot
to crack the window and blew the d@mn windshield out of the car. The
installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? 'Hot enough for
you today?' My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail.
Freaking Ridgecrest! What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to
live here??

Will write later to let you know how the trial goes
How in the heck do you live in Ridgecrest???