|Don't worry, I washed my hands thoroughly!|
Jake often comments to me that life is so much simpler when you don't have to prepare for four seasons. You don't need to put special shingles on your roof, just use ceramic tiles, because there is no snow. You don't need to change the tires on your car to accommodate for inclement conditions, and you don't need to go through a complete wardrobe change-up when the fall season starts in earnest.
I miss the beautiful colour change of the leaves in autumn back home, but I wouldn't trade sitting on this porch in my shorts and bare feet for anything.