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  1. #31
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    We've had a week straight of hot humid weather so I've been mostly cooped up with the a/c. The appts are the only thing that I go out for and I'm glad the buildings and offices all have air. They said we set a record, the temps were up to 40C Tuesday, this is a first for us, it felt like 44C. We had rain last night but it didn't cool things off, still in the high 20's and climbing today, it's just so muggy. I love summer but this is a bit much--- Spring and Fall are my best seasons. Right now they're predictng a high of 38 today, with the humidity it won't be comfortable for sure.
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    It's not quite 11 a.m. and the temp is already 91 with the heat index of 102. We're sizzlin' today, for sure!
    I've Been Boo'd
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    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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    I am relieved I am not working the county fair next week!! This weather is nuts!
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  4. #34
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    Up to 93/108 at noon..............
    I've Been Boo'd
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    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.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    One thing that I do not think I will get over is the animal/insect population that comes out in the hot weather.

    We live one street away from the park and there is TONS of chirping, warbling and FIREFLYS!!!!!

    I have learned that squirrels also have a 'vocabulary' or at least a way to communicate with other squirrels.....I would hear a chirping noise and could not figure it out until I saw a squirrel on the fence, squawking away!

    Good stuff!

  6. #36
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    High of 102 F (39C); feels like 110 F (approx.43 C). Feh!!!
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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    96/110 at 2:45. I wonder if this is a little bit of what Hell feels like???
    I've Been Boo'd
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    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.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Cataholic View Post
    I thoroughly embrace all the advancements made by mankind: drugs to make me feel better, TV with cable, the internet, smart phones, cars, lots of hot water, and A/C, among the many. I have a few people in my life that make do with limiting A/C, always assuring me that it isn't that hot, it is comfortable, etc. Not sure who they think they are fooling, as it sure ain't me. And, I am always cold...so, not like I seek out the 65 degree house. As far as I know, no one receives any award for suffering. I like to be comfortable. Hot and sticky isn't comfortable.
    I'm so glad you said this. My dad is one of those people....

    I remember when I was 8 months pregnant and we had to go up to visit for my sisters wedding... in AUGUST. My dad is very Anti- A/C. I can't figure out why. He says "I don't need it... my basement stays nice and cool" Yeah but you stay holed up in the basement with the lights off all summer like a troll LOL I'd rather enjoy my whole house with lighting and everything lol. And that's GREAT for you if you like to live in the basement but I had to sleep in the bedroom upstairs where all the heat rises to while extremely pregnant. I almost left and went to a hotel lol.

    I can't handle heat. I suffered from heat exhaustion and sun poisoning and 2nd degree sunburn once when I was a kid... I was out of school for weeks. I was so ill and in so much pain. My mom kept a owl of ice water next to my bed so I could just dunk my face in it and put a wet cloth on my skin because I was quite literally... burning up lol. Every since then my tolerance for heat is non exsistent. It makes me feel horrid. Brian is also a very hot person by nature so we keep the AC going constantly in the summer and usually have our bedroom AC unit installed by the end of March.




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    I saw the surgeon today as the follow-up appointment for my thyroidectomy. She gave me "flesh-colored" strips to cover my scar if I am out in the sun for the next few weeks. I said, "Frankly, I avoid being in the sun, but thanks!" She said, "Yes, I see you take very good care of your skin." I accepted the compliment as it was intended, but the truth is I am pasty white, and burn very easily! The "flesh colored" strips are much darker than my skin! Sunburns hurt, it is not vanity that keeps me out of the sun, it's pain avoidance!

    As I mentioned at the outset of the thread, this place stays fairly cool without using the A/C. We are in day 5 of an official heatwave, and I just checked. It is 79° F in here, with 65% humidity, which is perfectly fine by me. As I was out on the road in the late morning though, I did have a popsicle for lunch! Outside it is 90° F with 51% humidity, according to weather.com - but I don't have to go out there!
    I've Been Frosted

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    After last summer in Chicago when the heat wave absolutely would not break ... I can handle this. I'm drinking a lot of water and Gatorade.
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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    WOW - now that is one BIG banana split. It looks incredibly delicious...........

    OOPS - that's in the other thread about the hot weather. Sorry.



    Not to harp on the hot weather and those who choose not to use their a.c.'s, but I just heard this sad story on the Phila news: Philly's first heat related death was reported today when a 57 year old man was found dead in his house. He had a.c., but it was not turned on. Even quite frequently you hear of people found dead in their homes and apartments (mostly the elderly) who have no a.c. or fans, yet leave all their windows closed - thinking that they are keeping the hot air out.

    I know you might say the heat doesn't bother you, but it takes a toll on your body whether it bothers you or not. Stay safe in this dangerously hot weather. One good thing about it - it can't last forever and will cool off some soon.
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    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.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Yeah, I meant to post it over there, posted it here then moved it!

    The great thing about Cabot's is they have dairy free ice cream, too - so you could have a sundae of your own, no tummy ache required. I have heard from lactose intolerant friends that it is the only dairy free ice cream they have had that actually tastes like ice cream!

    Do not worry about me, I drink enough water, cold water this time of year, and only do my exercise late at night when it has cooled off.
    I've Been Frosted

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    Hi - it's just your friendly PT weather lady, checking in.

    It was already 81 at 5:30 a.m. YOWZER!!! It's gonna be another cooker. I was just looking at The Weather Channel web site for this zip code, and they are reporting "oppressive humidity" No shiat, Sherlock,,,,

    Take it easy everyone, if you are stuck in this soup. Relief coming here by late Sunday. Woo-Hoo I hope the forecasters have it right this time.
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
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    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
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    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
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    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    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.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    It's 77 here and it's only 10am. At least it's not in the 80s or 90s yet.
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    Temp at noon: 94F
    Heat index: 107F
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    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.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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