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Old 06-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #2261
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You had sun on the one day we were there before our cruise took off - June 3rd. Apparently, it had poured the day before, but we weren't there, thankfully!

Beautiful city, BTW, and extremely nice people! We took a train to the port and so many people were over the top helpful to us.
We also had sun and warm weather in early May in Vancouver . Beautiful city & very nice people . We lucked out that except for a brief shower in Juneau we had sunshine our whole trip .
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So far we're still waiting for summer, we've only had about 10 days above 70 degrees so far this year and it doesn't look like we'll get there today since it's only 65 at 2:00 pm. Lots of cloudy, rainy, and cool days.
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Getting our first real sunny day in weeks. Highs in the low 70's! To bad I have to w0rk...

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Old 06-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #2264
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It was a perfect first morning of summer here in the Okanagan Valley.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:57 PM   #2265
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It's a decent day here in Brooklyn, NY. It looked like rain earlier, but now it's just sunny and warm.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #2266
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It was a perfect first morning of summer here in the Okanagan Valley.
Enjoy it while it last. In 6 short months, it will be winter. And snow usually comes before then.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #2267
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Had someone over today to service the A/C I thought was broken yesterday -- he said everything in the unit was in good working order as far as he could tell, and just added some refrigerant and lubed some moving parts for a whopping $65.

As for what happened yesterday, he suspects the thermostat as they've seen similar problems with that thermostat model. He suggested I call back if it happens again so he can catch it in the act and try swapping out the thermostat. Much better than a dying compressor, obviously!
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:49 PM   #2268
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-- he said everything in the unit was in good working order as far as he could tell, and just added some refrigerant and lubed some moving parts for a whopping $65.
Did you hear the bullet go by when you dodged it?
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Did you hear the bullet go by when you dodged it?
Yeah, especially since I can already tell it's putting out much cooler air and isn't constantly running. That visit will probably pay for itself within two months.
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So glad you got it fixed, and for only $65!

I took the attached photo not two minutes ago (so it's pretty dark since it's so late). Thought you might want to see what RAIN looks like. It was coming down in bucketfuls but all you can see is the sheets coming off the roof on the edge of my patio.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:15 PM   #2271
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Southeast Georgia today....reached a record high of 107.
Forecast for tomorrow, only 102.
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Just got home from a class where we had to go hide in the restrooms because of tornado warnings in the Chicago area. Could hardly make it back to our house with all the huge branches down blocking the streets. Amazingly we are one of the few blocks with electricity--yay!

Here's luck and/or irony-just five days ago we had tree trimmers come and take down a huge elm tree () and heavily prune back two other hardwood trees. Nature decided to do a little more pruning. We may need to replace a few fence panels, too, but no major damage.
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Heat advisories are posted everywhere around here for tomorrow. It'll get up to low to mid 90's with a heat index in the low 100's. I don't know how i'll survive

Yet they post nothing in the winter until it gets down to below -20 windchill. Even 10 degrees is far worse than 100.
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Only 97 here in east Texas today...which is much cooler than the 100+ it's been recently. I may have to wear a jacket this evening...
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Only 97 here in east Texas today...which is much cooler than the 100+ it's been recently. I may have to wear a jacket this evening...
Our town just started digging some wells near the river in town in case it stops flowing completely and we run out of water from the usual source. This is something that even old-timer life long residents here don't remember getting this bad, pretty much ever.
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Our town just started digging some wells near the river in town in case it stops flowing completely and we run out of water from the usual source. This is something that even old-timer life long residents here don't remember getting this bad, pretty much ever.
Would that be the Colorado, or the Pedernales? I've spent some time fishing, canoeing & swimming the the Colorado...just fishing the Pedernales though. Yep, it's awfully dry...

Lakes, ponds & streams are really low around here too. Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend & others are way down. The Red River looked pretty good to me last weekend, just about the way I like it for fishing.
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Our town just started digging some wells near the river in town in case it stops flowing completely and we run out of water from the usual source. This is something that even old-timer life long residents here don't remember getting this bad, pretty much ever.
I suspect they are drilling, not digging. The granite formations in that part of the hill country are really tough on shovels.
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Heat advisories are posted everywhere around here for tomorrow. It'll get up to low to mid 90's with a heat index in the low 100's. I don't know how i'll survive

Yet they post nothing in the winter until it gets down to below -20 windchill. Even 10 degrees is far worse than 100.
I have the opposite view, it's 96 with 65% humidity right now. I'd take 20 degrees over this almost anytime. I'd be happy if it never got above 72.
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I'd be happy if it never got above 72.
So would I as long as it never went below 62

I would take any heat that is ever experienced in the US over any temp below freezing. Although I would never be outside for more than 20 minutes either way.
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I am the type of person who prefers heat to cold. Give me the eighties over the fifties anytime.

Fortunately, in Northern California our really cold weather ( 30's & 40's ) lasts only about 1-2 months. But even that is too long for me. I suspect my use of the term "really cold weather" will invoke peals of laughter and no small disdain from the folks who live in Canada......

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