Need to bundle up in Yuma after all
When I moved back to Yuma from Tucson in March, I didn't pack much. “Will I need winter clothes?” I asked myself. “Nah, it doesn't get cold in Yuma.”
So I left my heavy coats, long johns, gloves, hoodies and winter athletic gear in Tucson.
When I lived in Yuma for five years in the '80s, I don't remember it being as cold as it is now.
I know, I know — I'm a wimp. But as a lifelong desert rat, anything 59 degrees or lower is chilly.
During this cold snap, I've had to beg friends for heavy blankets and thermal tops. I have even been tempted to let my roomie's cats and dogs sleep with me to keep me warm at night. But I'm not that desperate — yet!
I'm going to stock up on winter clothes this weekend. But I don't want to break the bank. So I'll be hitting the great thrift stores we have here to buy a sweater ... or two ... or three.