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    We had a little heat wave a few weeks ago so I ran the A/C and got a bill for 300 dollars, so I try not to run it too much.

    If I jump in the pool I am cooled off for hours after. Of course the dogs don't swim so when they start panting the air goes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseysmom View Post
    We had a little heat wave a few weeks ago so I ran the A/C and got a bill for 300 dollars, so I try not to run it too much.

    If I jump in the pool I am cooled off for hours after. Of course the dogs don't swim so when they start panting the air goes on.
    Yikes - you must have some outrageous electric rates. This is an all electric house (about 2350 sq ft) and has a 3 ton central a.c. and a smaller heat pump/a.c. unit in the area of the 3 room addition. Total electric bill in the heat of summer never runs us that much. And that's just not the cooling - it includes hot water, clothes dryer, kitchen range, freezer that is in the hot garage - anything and everything that is electric.
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    It is about 2:30 p.m., I have not ventured outside today - I just looked and it is
    Temp: 97 F
    Humidity: 41%
    Feel like: 103 F

    I'll stay inside and cool for now, thanks!

    One other summertime thought: I bought some popsicles - peach ones, real fruit - and when I finish one, it reminds me of Miss Hoppy - she enjoyed nibbling the wooden, fruit-soaked popsicle sticks. Now I just discard them, but think of her and feel a tad guilty for "wasting" them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Yikes - you must have some outrageous electric rates. This is an all electric house (about 2350 sq ft) and has a 3 ton central a.c. and a smaller heat pump/a.c. unit in the area of the 3 room addition. Total electric bill in the heat of summer never runs us that much. And that's just not the cooling - it includes hot water, clothes dryer, kitchen range, freezer that is in the hot garage - anything and everything that is electric.
    Our house is 2750 sq feet, it has 3 zones for the a/c but if i don't turn them all on it doesn't work right. I think our rates are pretty high here.
    We also run a pool pump but I don't think it costs too much to run that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It is about 2:30 p.m., I have not ventured outside today - I just looked and it is
    Temp: 97 F
    Humidity: 41%
    Feel like: 103 F

    I'll stay inside and cool for now, thanks!

    One other summertime thought: I bought some popsicles - peach ones, real fruit - and when I finish one, it reminds me of Miss Hoppy - she enjoyed nibbling the wooden, fruit-soaked popsicle sticks. Now I just discard them, but think of her and feel a tad guilty for "wasting" them!

    We topped out at 96 / 110

    It has now dropped to a cool 94 / 105


    So Karen - did you finally have to break down and turn the a.c. on - or are you still cool enough without it?


    Every time I have a freezer pop - and I go thru a lot in this weather - I think of how much Sparky loved them and how I always had to share mine with him. I miss that little fuzzbutt-fuzzmutt.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    We topped out at 96 / 110

    It has now dropped to a cool 94 / 105


    So Karen - did you finally have to break down and turn the a.c. on - or are you still cool enough without it?
    Thankfully, as I said, this apartment gets very little sun, so as long as we are smart about it, it stay fairly cool. Right now, just looked, it is only 80 in here, which is fine! It rarely hit 80 inside, but that's way better than what's outside!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Thankfully, as I said, this apartment gets very little sun, so as long as we are smart about it, it stay fairly cool. Right now, just looked, it is only 80 in here, which is fine! It rarely hit 80 inside, but that's way better than what's outside!

    You must have a lot of shade, and a very well insulated building if it's only 80 in spite of the outside temp. However - I still would never be able to stand even that "low" temp when the humidity is so high. That's the killer.....
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    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    You must have a lot of shade, and a very well insulated building if it's only 80 in spite of the outside temp. However - I still would never be able to stand even that "low" temp when the humidity is so high. That's the killer.....

    Amen to that. We've had high temps with equally high humidity for the last 4 days & that's murder. I couldn't breath with out AC.
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    Okay - we have hit a landmark - tonight, it is solo humid outside after being soooo hot today, I have to say walking outside felt like walking into a dryer. But the most remarkable was, I just did some grocery shopping. The store is, of course, air conditioned. I was in there long enough so that when I walked OUTSIDE, my glasses immediately fogged up! (This normally only happens in winter, coming in from cold outside!)

    Weather.com currently - this is at 9 p.m., says it is
    88F
    68% humidity
    "feels like" 99 !

    Officially yuck! Will be glad when the thunderstorms come tomorrow to break this pattern!
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    So today was a huge improvement, low 80's, low humidity! Is everyone else out of the humdididity hotness, I hope? We never got the promised big storms Saturday, and yesterday was pretty sticky and hot still be today was a big relief, and we may get rain tomorrow!
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    Even though it's been in the mid 70's to low 80's, it's been very humid and muggy here. I'm not used to this so this makes me feel so much hotter and sweaty than I should be. It's still about 70 outside at almost 11:30pm. I don't have any AC so I hope that I'll be able to sleep well tonight with my fan turned on all night as well as my window open. I don't think I'd ever be able to survive living on the East Coast again. My body isn't used to any humidity any more. I have a feeling that August will be an even hotter month this year.
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    Still way too uncomfortable to suit me. Temp hovering around 90 and humidity is still way way way up there. Yesterday it really got to me - knocked me on my butt - soooo sick!! Storms came thru last night but all it did was make it more humid. I'm fading fast.................
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    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Still way too uncomfortable to suit me. Temp hovering around 90 and humidity is still way way way up there. Yesterday it really got to me - knocked me on my butt - soooo sick!! Storms came thru last night but all it did was make it more humid. I'm fading fast.................

    Hang on pom, it's still early Summer. There's always the ice cold rag on the face trick. It works if you're not moving around much.

    Rains came through here & cooled it off some, but still humid. This mornings temp was 79 degrees and 79% humidity. Just wonderful.....
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    I am happy, rain, rain and now sunshine, but still just 75F! Come to Boston, Pom! The rain just stopped, and as I said the sun has come out, but weather.com says 95% humidity - duh! It just stopped pouring!
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