― You know it's really hot here now. We're in summer when North America is in winter, so Christmas looks more like 4th of July--swimming in the creek, eating watermelon, and grilling out. This past week, the thermometer climbed just shy of 130 degrees for a couple of days, before the bottom fell out on Christmas Eve and we had a massive storm. ∙ We like to see rain in the summer, because it comes in from the south and brings with it cool air. We immediately dropped into the 60's, with [...].