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Old 08-11-2016, 11:39 AM   #3961
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It's so hot here I can't make myself post the numbers!
Ouch. Well, you know the drill:

1. AC running (and trying to keep up)
2. fans also, and close the blinds to keep the sun out
3. a glass of ice water in your hand at all times
4. as few clothes as possible and light, skimpy, cool ones at that
5. a cool shower several times/day, more ice water
6. cold food, not hot, no cooking; more ice water
7. no physical work or moving around very much until it gets cooler

Good luck and I hope it cools down soon! It's only 77F here right now which seems almost frigid. I guess the reason it's so cool is the drizzle or light rain we have had off and on today and the heavy rain that is predicted.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:18 PM   #3962
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I'll man up and post a heat index of 103F 105F, and it isn't noon yet.
Heat index numbers are for wusses--I'm sure your real temperature is enough to scare me!
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:32 PM   #3963
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102 at the moment. The wuss number reads 114...
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:49 PM   #3964
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Now 91 degrees and 33% and I'm just going to turn on the AC now at a quarter to four.

I turned off the attic fan this morning and shut the windows when the outside temp was the same as the inside temp, 68 degrees. Now 78 degrees inside and I'll set the AC to 77.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:53 PM   #3965
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See, 102 real temperature is hot, damn hot--be proud of it!

Our wuss number today is 105 because the 92 real temperature isn't hot enough for the weathermongers (sorry this link isn't working to embed the video but you can click on it to see Robin Williams weather report in Good Morning Vietnam)

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Now 91 degrees and 33% and I'm just going to turn on the AC now at a quarter to four.

I turned off the attic fan this morning and shut the windows when the outside temp was the same as the inside temp, 68 degrees. Now 78 degrees inside and I'll set the AC to 77.


I thought you liked to spend money... I guess to everyone but PG&E?
Its always hot and humid in flyover MO now... I am solid wet head to toe now from just mowing my small lawn...But we do have one nice thing here....cheap electricity... I dont even adjust my thermostat as it is a waste of my energy.. A nice constant 71 all day and my a/c bill was still less than a $100...


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6pm cst in East Texas and 102f - No rain for the past 2+ months straight. Good news is I don't need to cut the grass.
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I've got my "summer" outfit on. Shorts, no shirt and flip flops.

Still waiting on solar panels...

As long as we get our "delta breeze" and the house goes below 70 at night with that fan running, I really don't need AC until mid afternoon. But I'm 61 now and that probably won't be true when I'm 70.
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I really don't need AC until mid afternoon.
I really don't need to turn on my AC "full time" until mid April. About mid October I'll let it start cycling again. Maybe...
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Went hiking with a friend, did 4.86 miles, temperature 94 humidity 73%. I do like the heat.
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I've got my "summer" outfit on. Shorts, no shirt and flip flops.

Still waiting on solar panels...

As long as we get our "delta breeze" and the house goes below 70 at night with that fan running, I really don't need AC until mid afternoon. But I'm 61 now and that probably won't be true when I'm 70.


Its possible...My dad is 78 and as cheap as they come. He is so cheap despite not never spending his entire monthly SS check, I had to wash his house for free and then 2 weeks later pay someone $200 to wash mine because I was too worn out/burnt out from doing his. He could buy me out 3 times over! Anyhow...my point is every year he seems to lower the AC a bit and raise the heat... There is a limit to his frugalness after all...So be ready to move that dial down the road!


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6pm cst in East Texas and 102f - No rain for the past 2+ months straight. Good news is I don't need to cut the grass.


Ah, the perfect lawn....Brown grass... I have had to mow almost every 5th day all summer...Very disheartened from all the greenness around...


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Its warmed up from last week... 75 today, up from the 60s last week with 40s over night. I had my furnace on over night last week.
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Now 8:00, temp is 83 humidity is 31%. Gonna be a good night -
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Now 8:00, temp is 83 humidity is 31%. Gonna be a good night -
Now 10:00, temp is 91 humidity is 62%. The AC is working great - gonna be a good night.
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It's a quarter to nine, AC off, temp 81, humidity 35%, windows open, attic fan on and sweet summer air infuses my realm.
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6pm cst in East Texas and 102f - No rain for the past 2+ months straight. Good news is I don't need to cut the grass.
Don't despair, rain is on the way for the weekend and possibly next week as well.
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This year was the first time our band cancelled a concert due to heat. Our concert tomorrow is at 1PM. And the conductor with high blood pressure and kidney problems would be in the sun. Or, we can move to the un-air conditioned basement. So that too will be cancelled. It feels like the Amazon basin out there. Ugh. Too hot to go outside to go swimming.


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Woke up this morning to 80 and 90% humidity at 6 am. Had 0.36"of rain today, but expecting more tonight. My phone is now buzzing with a flash flood warning.
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Anyhow...my point is every year he seems to lower the AC a bit and raise the heat...
I too am finding that the band of temperatures in which I'm comfortable is narrowing. When I was early 30's it didn't bother me a bit to mow the lawn with a temp outside of 102. If I tried to do that now it'd probably kill me.
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