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   Posted 7/28/2009 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all...

And a WARM welcome from the Pacific Northwest where we are trying to do an imitation of a waffle iron in the Sahara Desert...lol Once every few years we get some record heat but most people never hear about it. All you hear is that it's cold and rainy in Washington State. But at our home it's broke over the 100 marks today and is forecast for hotter the next few days. I am so grateful that we have a heat pump/air conditioner on the house or I'd be in the hospital. No hot weather for this lady. My extra daughter is over 8 months pregnant and this is NO weather for her, hubby and a 3 year old to be in an apartment without cool air so they are staying here for a few days until the weather cools back down. So, we're packed with people and having a good time.

And my question today is...when the weather gets unusually hot what do YOU do to deal with it? Does the heat even bother you? Do you have a cool house? Maybe you live in a swimming pool during hot weather. What's your solution??

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   Posted 7/28/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
First, let me say you have stolen our summer. LOL We here in the northeast haven't really had what I call summer - except for an occasional day or two - until today. Now hope it stick around for awhile considering it's the end of July! I would be happy if you would send about 10 degrees of your heat this way. That's all. I don't need full throttle.

For me, I usually put a large window unit in, and when it's those 90 degree days (I think we've had ONE this year and that was in May!) I put fans on and close up the house to keep it cool. And when it's hot and humid that pretty much wipes me out, so staying in A/C suits me fine, because we only get at most a few weeks of it a year, and usually not all at once. But this year I haven't even put my A/C in! There have been temps. in the 50's and even 40's some nights in July!

So, I usually just love to have all the windows open and feel the breeze and listen to the trees and the lake rather than put on the A/C, but when it's hot hot hot, I'm indoors somewhere cool!


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   Posted 7/28/2009 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   


Our summer has also been very cool compared to the usual  90's we did have a stretch in early June that was very hot and humid, but really our summer for July has been below normal!Only in the low 80's!  But with that said, I still run the AC! I do not take heat and humidity  very well, honestly it makes me sick! I keep the house between 67 and 70 degrees  usually 68 or 69 is perfect! I like that year around!  So I run the AC most of the summer and the heat in the winter! I like being outside even in the heat for short periods, but I can't stand sleeping in the heat and humidity nor living in it! I built this house with a very good central air conditioner in it, and while I am still living in this house I am going to use it! Honestly I wish I could find a place with a constant temp between 65 and 70 degrees, so I could also listen to the summer breezes and the birds singing I  like,  PALady like  to hear the natural sound of the outside, but I just can not take the heat or humidity, so I will stay in my cool and dry Air conditioned house! But if you know of a place that is like that please let me know! because I sure don't!


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   Posted 7/28/2009 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I CAN NOT do the HOT weather. I stay in the house with the air conditioner. I live in TN but am from Washington State so I'm still not used to the heat. I will not even leave the house if it gets over 100 here...lol

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   Posted 7/28/2009 5:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the weather does bother me. I don't go outside when it's too hot unless I have something to do. Wind is worse than heat for me though.

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   Posted 7/28/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutzie, this weather (Oregon) is something. My wife loves it, my daughter hates it, my students live in a building that has no airconditioning and as temps rise, so does attitutes. They called me Sunday evening and wanted to turn the air on in their rooms and they thought I was joking when I told them there was no air in their dorms. I am so popular at these times. The classrooms we have are the only rooms that are aircondioned as the students should learn that being in class is the best place to be. My wife seems to love it hot outside and can lay in it and enjoy all she can get. But once she is in the house, she wants the air on. Bless her. What would i do without her. I used to say I could take the cold better than the heat. You could always put more closed on to get warm, but you can only take so much off to cool off. Now, extreme get me on either end.

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   Posted 7/28/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutzie, welcome to my world! I must say I can deal w/ the heat much better than the cold, guess I've just addapted that way. I love the cold but it doesn't like me!!! I was shocked when I was up in Washington a couple of weeks ago and it hit 90 a couple of days! The nice part about up there is it cools down at night! I think 80 days & 60 nights would be just about perfect, like spring and fall in Sunny Fla!!!
Enjoy your Summer!!
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   Posted 7/28/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
On the radio the other day they had a recipe for making Chocolate chip cookies on
your dash board, it's for real and you use a small cookie sheet...sure seems funny,
but in this heat it probably works!!!we'll be back in triple digits by Thursday, without the
heat index.....
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   Posted 7/28/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't stand the heat. It has been nice here temp. wise. It has been in the 80's but raining alot. A couple weeks ago, it was 102-103!!!. I imagine it will get back to that before long. I live in a mobile home. This year we are using window units instead of the central unit(it's broke!!!). We have 3 now, and it sure makes a big difference. It is staying nice and cool. When it is hot, I am not to be found outside. I'll be the nice and cool one inside...

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   Posted 7/28/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
when the weather gets unusually hot what do YOU do to deal with it? Does the heat even bother you?
   Dear Chutz,
       Well... I live in the desert. And a cool little known fact ~~>people "freeze" to death in the desert at night. No kidding. In anycase, We ride bikes, fly kites, have picnic snacks in early morning or evenings.  If it is hot we just do "small" outings during the day. Like picking flowers or walking around the block or playing out back. But we leave the majority of our outside time to evenings and early mornings during the deep summer months.
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