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donnaeil
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   Posted 7/27/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Believe it or not, the Seattle area is having a heat wave. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 90s this week. Usually, Seattlelites consider it amazing if we have summer weather so air conditioning is foreign to the area.

HOwever, I purchased a stand alone air conditioner last year since I need cool temps in the summer. that great little machine is struggling today. We also have fans around my home to circulate the air but we are beginning to suffocate. No matter how warm I feel inside, it is miserable outside.

Boy am I glad I at least have the air conditioner. If things get really bad I wil lock myself into the room with it and hoard all of the cold air. lol

Donaneil

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   Posted 7/27/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Donnaeil, can I come and stay with you.  We have been having a heatwave  of 110-114.  My outside thermostat is in the shade and it is 108 right now.  I keep our place at around 82-84 with the air conditioners running ALL day and all ceiling fans going.  I dread the electric bill.  I have a small room air conditioner that I could bring. smilewinkgrin
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I moved here because I no longer wanted to have hot summer temperatures. It seems as if they followed me. Our idea of a high temperature is 86 degrees. And that is only supposed to happen for a few days. During the first week in June we broke high temperature records, then things went back to normal. Cloudy, overcast with a few hours of sun.

Pupply lover, please do come, I need a second air conditioning unit.

Danib, I do not plan to leave my home.

Donnaeil

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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, it is hot here, too. A few days ago it was 117 in the sun and 105 in the shade. We finally broke down and turned on the air. We have been trying to keep it off because our bills were over $600 a month. Now we have these things called smart days where they charge us more on certain day if we use gas or electricity from 2-7. Sheesh!

Today is a smart day and the sun is baking outside. I might go out for a few m inutes and get some vitamin D!
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   Posted 7/28/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah .... what Donnaeil said.  No A/C shakehead cause people said we wouldn't need it.  We moved here from Houston and we thought ... how bad can it be?
 
91 in the house last night.  lol    my wife went and got all the fans and has them pointed at me.  yeah    Oh well, at least my wife has finally taken off her fleece jacket  turn
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   Posted 7/28/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Eeash! Donnaeil! I was missing Seattle until you said that! At least you dont have the humidity on top of it. I can send some of our lovely Philly drippy humidity if you would like? It makes you wet as soon as you towel off from a shower...it's soooo gushey and moist! Yuck! I dont think the back of my neck has been dry in months! (I know, TMI...)
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Agmaar
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, we just went for a ride in the car so we could enjoy the A/C.
Rich
 
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   Posted 7/28/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm in the area too Donnaeil! And this heat is so hard on people in this area since it's above normal. But about once every few years we get a few days that are scorchers! I'm in a microclimate pocket that gets either super hot or super cold and tends to stay that way. (I'm SW of you about 90 minutes) Hubby has a registered weather station and uploads temps, humidity, etc...to a large weather web site. Today we registered 106.5*...OM Gosh! At least we do have a cooled house because it has a heat pump on it, otherwise I'd be in the hospital. Tomorrow is supposed to be a degree or more cooler....like we'd notice after this heat. And I'm sorry...but when people way "Oh dry heat isn't bad"...lmbo.... Sorry but over 100 is hot no matter what it's like...lol

Donnaeil, Agmar and others new to the Northwest ..not to worry. This is unusual but so are extremely cold winters. The extremes are what make average temperatures for any area.

Stay cool!
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donnaeil
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
this is not dry heat, the humidity is almost at 60%. The news services estimated that only 15% of our population has air conditioning. I think they were erring on the positive side. Even my ultra wealthy friends do no have it here.

I moved my computer to the desk in my bedroom because that is where the air conditioner is. I am sitting in front of it, can you believe that. A person with fibro sitting directly in the path of cold air.

Yesterday I ordered our groceries from Amazon fresh and they arrive tonight. We have been warned to not leave home unless we are going to a cooling station. The police are distributing water to the homeless. this weather is breaking records both day ant night.

Oh well, let me sip my Mexican cokes and stay cool in front of the air. Stay safe Washingtonians.

Donnaeil

Agmaar
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   Posted 8/4/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
turn   tongue    we made it       the house cooled all the way off last night    yeah smilewinkgrin
 
now if we'd just get a little rain for the lawn.
Rich
 
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   Posted 8/4/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
We don't use our air conditioner or our heater because the costs are just too high.  When we do use them, the bill ranges from $350 to $700 a month!  Who in the world can afford that?  Not me.  We have found ways to keep the house cool.  We are in  California and the temps range from 90 to over 100.  We were actually happy that it was getting down to 90s recently!
 
If you live in a safe enough neighborhood, open up doors and windows (with screens) early in the morning and turn on fans.  Then when it gets hot, we close windows that are no longer bringing in a breeze (if it is hot outside the window or door, close it).   Fans move air around and make the house feel cooler and they are less expensive.  So we use ceiling fans.  Then when it gets hotter I tie a wet bandana around my neck and sleep with an ice pack.  We have a pool, but it it being repaired and taking a long time.  Hopefully we can get in the pool soon to cool off.
 
I've also heard that a whole house fan is good for cooling the house off in the morning.  It takes the hot air out through the roof or something like that.  Probably not cost effective for our northern folks, but we thought about getting one. 

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   Posted 8/4/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
The weather has been weird all over. It has been hot here the last couple of days, but Iowa had the coldest July in history this year. Take care, those of you in the NW. Diane
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   Posted 8/4/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm totally with ya donnaeil! I live in Vancouver, Canada. You guys are the only country in the world not on the metric system so....a bit of a translation problem....but here it almost never goes above 25. (Room temperature is 20) Last week it was the HOTTEST DAY IN HISTORY at 34. With 66% humidity. I thought I would die in my sleep. Fans did nothing.

I just blorked around in underwear and a tank top all day.
My workplace is air conditioned but I'm on holiday just now. Geez!

At least today is a bit better. And soon we're going to get that good ol' Vancouver/Seattle rain. Praise God!
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   Posted 8/4/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone of you hot fibromites want to trade places with me in Alaska just let me know... :) The leaves are starting to turn for Fall.

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   Posted 8/5/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Interestingly enough, over here in the northeast, we are have had record-breaking rainfall. Perhaps, we have switched with Seattle??!!

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Jokat
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   Posted 8/5/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
In the Midwest god smiles down on us with blessed weather and cheer for all... :)
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KerriH
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   Posted 8/5/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Jokat said...
In the Midwest god smiles down on us with blessed weather and cheer for all... :)

So good of you to rub it in, Jokat.   turn

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Jokat
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   Posted 8/6/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I jinxed us.....it is storming today.....
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