rain in Phoenix in DecemberWednesday, I spent most of my time cleaning things and buying things. I think the house is just about ready, though, and there’s certainly enough food and stuff for everyone. However, after dinner, it started raining lightly, and has continued to rain for about half an hour, and shows no sign of letting up. This is actually a good thing. We could use rain here, and snow up in the north where the mountains are.

While I was getting the last of the groceries, a fortyish white guy approached me. I didn’t know what he wanted at first, because he wasn’t saying anything. But I read the piece of paper he showed me, which said that he was deaf, and selling buttons to try to support his family while he looked for a better job. I gave him $5 for the button. Hope it was for real and not a scam.