Freezing With Air-conditioners

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Southernlady
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   Posted 7/17/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else have problems freezing when you go into a public building?  I'm sitting here with sweatpants and long sleeves on right now because my dh has been out mowing today, and has the air-conditioner going full force.  When I go to a restaurant or drs. office or any public place I have to take a sweater.  At church they think I'm crazy because I'm always cold.  This winter I'll be freezing to death and they think the heat is turned up too high.  I also have trouble out in this extreme heat then I burn up and can't wait to get back home.  I try to stay in as much as possible and dress warm. 
 
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   Posted 7/17/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, I get cold easily and have a cotton sweater in my car at all times.  I take it with me in restaurants and some stores.  I keep my air conditioner at 79 degrees in the summer.  If it is cooler than that, I'm freezing.
 
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   Posted 7/17/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon,
 
What is it with hubbys freezing us out?lol  We origionaly got the ac downstairs because of the my diabetes.  When the temps are too high I get very sick as in nauseas and dizzy,this isnt helped by meds I am on for it.  I like it set on low,still nice and cool but not freezing by my dh likes it in artic blast mode.  And in the evening after that hot sun is no longer shining on the front of our house I tell him if the night is cool and we have a breeze then turn off the ac and open all the windows!!!  It not only saves on electricity but we get some fresh air and I have an issue about closed in windows now it makes me so claustrophobic!!! He looks at me like i'm crazy if I grab a hoodie to walk to the store in the evening.
 
So every night when I cant take it no more comes the attitude when i say "lets open the windows".  He gets this pouty look on his face and I used to let him have his way and just bundle up but not anymore.  We need to have fresh air anyways and I enjoy a soft cool breeze.  The thing that really sucks is once he gets that thing in the wndow for the season he never wants to take it out!!!  it will be well into september and I am going um hey how bout we lose that thing?  Same for when i want to turn on the heat.  We use space heaters so its easier to put the heat where ya want it but he goes"omggggggg its roasting in here!"  when the room temp is like 60 degree's!!!  I have explained to him that cold equals pain for me specially now that I have fibro and its not that hot in here if the heater is pointed at me.  Problem is I have lost a bunch but he has gained a bunch and now he is overheated.  I understand that from when I was heavier but he has got to understand and deal with me having some heat and I do bundle up to begin with.
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bee33
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   Posted 7/18/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had to leave stores and restaurants because the air conditioning was just too cold. Whenever I ride a train or bus for more than a couple hours in the summer I bring a blanket. I don't have air conditioning at home, and though I don't love the really hot days I find them quite bearable and prefer them to being in a refrigerator!

I don't mind it being chilly indoors in winter because I'm dressed for it and can bundle up, but being outside in winter when it's brutal and windy is very hard.

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   Posted 7/18/2008 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in central Florida, and wherever I go---the mall, movies, anywhere, I always wear lightweight jeans and bring a cotton long sleeve hoodie. ESPECIALLY when I go grocery shopping---the dairy, meats and frozen food sections are painfully cold!  I know I look odd--most everyone else has on shorts, but I don't care-- cold equals pain, so I dress for it. 

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Marlee2
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   Posted 7/18/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, I'm the same way. When others are comfy I'm freezing. Our biggest grocery store in the little town I live in is like a walk in freezer year around. It can be 100 outside but it is cold in that store to me. I can't function when I'm cold.
 
But then I can't take the heat anymore either. Then there is the hot flashes I have and it can be 60 degrees and I'll be sweating. But when they are over with I really get cold.
 
I dress in layers year around now. I keep a light jacket in my car too. Which reminds, traveling with a hot blooded man isn't fun either. I make sure he wears light weight clothes and I wear pants and have a jacket with me.
 
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jev
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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon! I guess I'm on the other side of the fence on this one......the buildings can't be cool enough for me. I seem to have a faulty body thermostat because I am ALWAYS hot. In the winter when everone's bundled up like we live in Alaska, I'm running around in short sleeves and sometimes even shorts and getting the strangest of looks. (LOL) Our winter temperature setting on our house thermostat is never higher than 65 or I'm burning up. My poor wife and daughter dress like Eskimos or nearly climb in the fireplace when it's lit. Our summer electric bill is pretty high because the setting stays at 72. And I HAVE to have fans on at all times, even in the winter, or I might be able to prove that spontaneous human combustion is a REAL phenomenon.

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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Phew!!!  I was wondering why I am not like you girls when it comes to temperatures.

John....you and I would be great roommates tongue    Everything you said in your reply is ME, even before the fibro, I am/was heat sensitive.

It's never too cold unless its winter and the barometer drops many degrees past zero, my hubby is like the girls here...he can never be too warm eyes


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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I get cold at home too and we keep it at 77 to 79 degrees. So I do get very cold going out. We went for a movie on Saturday and I was frozen before the movie even started and was hopeing the movie was over soon....I've lived in Michigan and would rather stay in Texas, nothing can beat our nice winter's here in Southern Texas(mind you no snow-woohoo). I keep plenty of tea and hot cocoa in stock so come on down y'all! at least from December till March.
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jev
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chartreux! I live in the Houston area near Tomball so from one Texan to another.....howdy y'all! Where in south Texas do you live? I'm a big fan of the coast from Corpus Christi to South Padre all the way back to the hill country!!!!!

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Meggie
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I always go prepared for anything. Cold and hot bother me so I usually dress with a t-shirt (summer tank top) and front zip sweatshirt. Winter in Upper Michigan can be very cold; I hate being outside during the winter. Any ideas for going outdoors during the winter? I would really like to be able to spend time with the kids outside.

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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I fit in with the group that is always hot! My DH is always cold so we have an ongoing problem with where to set our thermometer on the heating and A/C unit. We've pretty much compromised at 78 or 79 in the summer and 69 or 70 in the winter. I'd prefer it to be a few degrees cooler, though, and he'd prefer it much warmer. The only time I'm cold is in the grocery store in the frozen foods section. My husband says I live in a constant hot flash!

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Nasha
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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Meggie---I grew up in New England, and the only socks/gloves that keep me warm are from LL Bean.
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   Posted 7/18/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Nasha, thank you, I will try LLBean.  I was really hoping to do some snowshoeing this winter with the kids.  I have a feeling it will be more than I can handle but I do want to try. Winters are long  here and I can get a little stir crazy.  I've always heard "Where there is a will, there is a way", so I will keep trying until I find my way.

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   Posted 7/18/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Meggie,

I am from Northern Michigan too. On the years that I am up to cross country skiing, I am not that cold. But like last year, I couldn't do it, so I was cold all of the time. It is so hard here if you don't do outside things in the winter. I heard that snowshoeing is wonderful and so good for you.

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Meggie
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Karen,

Thank you and I hope we have a better Winter than last year.  The snow I can take!  The cold is just to much sometimes.  It makes me appreciate the nice day were are having today. :-) Meggie 


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   Posted 7/18/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Meggie,
I remember long, dreary winters in Connecticut...that steel gray sky, the long, cold winter days..... I always enjoyed sledding--great exercise!!!!! never tried snowshoeing but that sounds great too. Just do a little at a time to get your muscles used to it.

How old are your kids?

The LL Bean website is worth checking out--
I would buy anything from them for warmth, not just gloves and socks. I find their clothing runs on the large side. They have these pima cotton pullover shirts (for all seasons) that are so so soft and they wear so well.
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   Posted 7/18/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have great memories of playing in the snow as a child.  Michigan is a wonderful place to live (if you don't have fibro) for outdoor sports.
 
I have three daughters.  They are all having a birthday soon and will be 10, 13 and 15.  The are wonderful kids; me an my husband are blessed.  We do not have the problems some have with teenage daughters.  My oldest likes to cross country ski, the middle one lives on a horse (wants one but we cannot afford it, she does take lessons and works at a local barn), and my youngest loves to be outside and would like to snowshoe with me.
 
LLBean will be a good place for me to check out.  I have heard good things about their clothing.  I will let everyone know if it works for me.
 
Meggie

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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried Cabela's? They are a really good catalog company also. Have really warm clothes.

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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have Fibro but I nearly freeze in any building I'm in.I make sure to wear long pants & a jacket even though it's in the upper 90's here in N Texas..........
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   Posted 7/19/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meggie and Karen. I live in the UP of Michigan also, south central area. I have trouble keeping warm myself. I laugh about wanting to move to Arizona because I like the warm weather but I would be freezing there too because of the AC everywhere so I guess I'll stay put for now. I would look pretty silly in a snow suit in Tucson. People already look at me funny when I head into a store while putting on a hoodie in the summer. Lisa

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   Posted 7/19/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I am with you cold girls!  Except when I am having a hot flash - whew!  Layering is the way to go.  We wait through winter for a warm sunny spring and summer only to freeze our patooties off indoors because everyone has the ac on at arctic temps.  To keep pge bills down, we have not had our air on except one day this summer during a triple digit heat wave. I've been going to the coffee house or library to work on my masters thesis because home is distracting.  It is always so so cold.  I keep forgetting my sweater because it is nice and warm at home.  After I leave the place, I sit in the sweltering heat of the car to thaw out my aching bones. 

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   Posted 7/19/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Cabela's, I haven't heard of that company but I will check them out. 

It's nice today but I will be running out later.  First church and then my husband is taken me out :-) .  I will be taking my sweater with me. We usually look pretty funny when we go anywhere together; he is dressed in a short leaved shirt and shorts and I usually have pants and a sweater on.  Oh well, as long as we are having fun!

I'm having computer problems today (mine completely died, I'm on my daughters right now) so I won't be in forum land much this weekend.  I wish everyone a wonderful and hopefully painless weekend.

Meggie


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   Posted 7/19/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Cabela's use to be mostly for men, with fishing and hunting clothes. But now they have women's stuff too. Nice things, I might add. I think they are a lot like LLBean. I know that they both carry warm winter clothes. Though they are a little pricey, they have really good quality. I hope you find something that will keep you warm, whichever company you chose.

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   Posted 7/19/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I found a scarf at Bed Bath and Beyond this winter that has a rice bag in the middle for the neck and one at each end and pockets for your hands. I love BB&B for comfort items. They also had electric quilts that zip to put around you.
 
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