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Old 08-03-2011, 07:54 PM   #2341
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I would really not care for the high temperatures so many of you are experiencing. Think I'll stay in Oregon where it is 83 right now and should drop down to 60 or a little lower tonight. Just about perfect weather these days. Only time will tell if we experience any 90+ days, but I'm hoping not cause I really like a mid 70's kind of day.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:12 PM   #2342
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Ahhhh...sigh....

My outside gauge got to 109.9. I have a unit inside of my house. I looked at it a couple of minutes ago and it's blanked out. I guess it doesn't go to 110.

Geezzzz...kind of reminds me of this....

Liked that one.

Have seen most Twilight Zone episodes. TiVo, ya know. I seem to like the older shows because they get the point across without a lot of special effects. Just watch the show for the content. It's more like reading a book.

Hot and dry here . . . hot and dry.
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102 at 9 freakin' 30...

That's not an "angry" emoticon; I just burst into flames...
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I would really not care for the high temperatures so many of you are experiencing. Think I'll stay in Oregon where it is 83 right now and should drop down to 60 or a little lower tonight. Just about perfect weather these days. Only time will tell if we experience any 90+ days, but I'm hoping not cause I really like a mid 70's kind of day.
I love Oregon....

DH has an uncle that lives in a gorgeous home in Grants Pass. The Applegate River runs through his backyard. I wouldn't mind living there....it's so beautiful.

MegaCorp moved us to Texas 17 years ago. For the most part, we like it here...but the summers can be brutal. Hmmmm....we're retired now...so....Oregon...hmmmmm......

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Liked that one.

Have seen most Twilight Zone episodes. TiVo, ya know. I seem to like the older shows because they get the point across without a lot of special effects. Just watch the show for the content. It's more like reading a book.

Hot and dry here . . . hot and dry.
Oh yes...I'm sure I've seen every black and white episode. My favorite series of all time.

Yes...too hot and too dry here as well.
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I love Oregon....
yeah yeah

But look at all the thing's Texas has got [Insert REW's "1001 reasons why you would have to be insane to move to Texas" here] and we can pump our own gas out in the hot blistering sun ourselves!

Today's high was 109. Outside temp here at my house @ 11:30 PM is down to 94. Garage is 100 degrees even.

I reset our pool pump timer to have it run in the morning, instead of the afternoon. That was the only tip on the ERCOT (the TX power grid guru) website that I wasn't doing already as a habit. I wonder if everyone did the same, how much load would be shifted out of peak time at about 2 HP per motor per pool. Considering the number of pools, maybe quite a bit.

In summer, ERCOT estimates that 1 Megawatt Hour of electricity will power just 200 TX homes in the summer. In winter, the number is something like 600 homes.
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102 at 9 freakin' 30...

That's not an "angry" emoticon; I just burst into flames...
I dunno, this weather is making me pretty angry...
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I'm too hot to get heated...and now the news is saying expect rolling blackouts at any moment.

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yeah yeah

But look at all the thing's Texas has got [Insert REW's "1001 reasons why you would have to be insane to move to Texas" here] and we can pump our own gas out in the hot blistering sun ourselves!
Just a little piece o' heaven don't ya know?

I don't have a pool, but I do have a pond. I pitched an ice cube in it today and it melted under one minute.

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I sure hope you have a generator to keep yer puter goin'....
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It doesn't look good for Texas: Forecasters: Drought May Persist For Another Year : NPR

A La Nina watch is back in place. Great, another long, cold wet winter for us and drought for the midwest.

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It doesn't look good for Texas: Forecasters: Drought May Persist For Another Year : NPR

A La Nina watch is back in place. Great, another long, cold wet winter for us and drought for the midwest.
Good thing we don't plan to be living here next summer.
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Good thing we don't plan to be living here next summer.
Where are you thinking of moving? Hope that works out for you.
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We gotta little storm heading here we'd like to send your way....you know, just to cool things down a bit and ease the drought. Just a little hop over Florida and there she goes....
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Boy...we sure could use it.

A few clouds are building up, but they'll prolly turn into dust.

It's the pits when you can't walk barefoot across your grass...as the grass is too crunchy.
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Record heat yesterday, don't know about today yet but the heat and humidity was unreal.

Tonight a storm just started - - the intense sort of summer storm that heat like that sometimes brings on. Loud thunder, torrential rain, and enough gusty wind that the sound of the rain on the windows was like hail (I had to go check).

New Orleans wouldn't wish a hurricane on anyone, but still we are sure grateful that Irene isn't going to be ours.
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New Orleans wouldn't wish a hurricane on anyone, but still we are sure grateful that Irene isn't going to be ours.
If Irene would stay Cat 2 or lower and it hit a sparsely populated area, you could wish her on us and we'd throw her a party, especially those of us inland...
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I'm in Leesburg VA right now. Got to head back home to the beach by Friday to batten down the hatches. Put down the hurricane shutters and tie everything on the deck down. Don't want any flying lounge chairs or kayaks.

It's funny. I watch the weather channel and it sounds like I should head back early and get started on the ark. But if I go to their website and check the forecast, it sounds like two days of moderately heavy rain and a trifling 40 mph wind. Plan for the worst and hope for the best, I guess.
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