Summer monsoon in Arizona

This is just a quick note. Had a nice thunderstorm roll through the other day. Rain, hail, thunder and lightning, 50 to 60 MPH winds. We were all safe, but I can’t say the same about the house. The wind ripped some roof shingles off and blew a tree down. Granted, there are other places that have to deal with much more severe consequences of weather. It is not a regular occurrence here.

My morning consisted of cutting down the tree that was resting on my neighbor’s gate. A couple of power outlets in the back yard aren’t working. It’s been a fun day so far. Then as I was sitting at my desk looking out my window, a hawk captured a lizard and was eating it. My daughter wasn’t very happy about it. It’s the circle of life, but that didn’t help much.

The tree that blew over

On top of snakes in my yard, rabbits, lizards, tarantulas, a small snake inside my house, a dove that likes to fly into my windows, and now a hawk eating a lizard in my tree. Nature and wildlife are cool, just not so much at my house. I don’t think I have a sign up that invites animals in. It keeps me entertained I guess.

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Published by Michael Foglietta

I will be 51 years old in August of 2022, I will also graduate from The University of Arizona with my first Bachelor's degree in Political Science/International Relations. It was a long road to get to this point. In December of 2003 I had a blood clot burst in the back of my head which sidelined my career as a Test Engineer. I was not expected to survive, have meaningful employment, or go back to college. I accomplished all 3 despite my learning disability and other side effects. I spend many years in recovery. I decided to return to college and then enter the workforce once again. I am currently finishing my last few classes and then I will have my diploma in August of 2022. Extremely happy and proud of what I've accomplished. Now I just need to find a job here in Tucson. Hopefully a career opportunity. I started this website with the intention of blogging about my long journey to this point and showcase my writing ability with the hopes of breaking into freelance writing. I hope that my story can be an inspiration to others who have had similar life changing events and share thoughts in this forum, which I am new to and still learning.

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