1) Coyotes howl every night at sundown. They scream louder and in unison when they’ve killed something. Come to think of it, I don’t hear that chihuahua next door anymore.
2) We had an agreement with the tarantula family in the corner of the yard. They don’t creep up to our dwelling and we won’t creep up to their hole. So far so good. Until we cut a tree next to their hole. It didn’t go well.
3) Don’t pick up a cactus by the roots. It still sticks it to you, even through your thick leather glove. All the way to the bone.
4) Drink water, not wine. Or you evaporate.
5) When you’re writing, and a tiny white scorpion visits your keyboard: Let him type. An altercation will not end well.
7) They don’t allow studded tires here. Even in the salmon-colored mud in a summer monsoon. Damn.
9) It’s so dry here we must water the carpet.
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