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Offline wolfter

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Extreme heat today
« on: July 21, 2011, 07:03:55 AM »
Why oh why did I agree to a 10 o'clock tee time?  110 heat index expected today with horrible humidity.  Debating on using my illness as a cop-out.  My friends will laugh even if I use a manly umbrella.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 07:48:49 AM »
Its only supposed to be 68 in Seattle today (we've had a very cold summer so far).  Even though you say you umbrella is "manly" I think when an umbrella is used to protect you from the sun instead of rain its technically called a parasol (which no matter how you work it is not very masculine).  :)


 
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 08:12:40 AM »
And to top it off, I just got a call that our tee time was moved back to 12:00   Hell, if we wait another hour, we'd be right in the thick of the heat. 

I'm tired of straight friends.  It would have been great if a couple of my gay ones would have lived a little longer.  We'd have already switched plans and probably be shopping by now.  My FAVORITE sport!
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 08:39:09 AM »
You would be NUTS to golf in that heat.  Cancel.  If you must be outside go swimming and lounge on a shady terrace.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 09:16:09 AM »
You would be NUTS to golf in that heat.
you know me and my yardwork and how I being outside; but I agree with mecch about this. With that heat index, you'd be crazy to be out golfing at NOON. Even a straw hat, instead of a parasol, wouldn't make it any better. You'll be drenched in sweat before reaching the first hole, and risk heat stroke long before hole 9.

I've got some coronas and limes in the frig, swing on over and join me in the pool this afternoon instead. ;) :D

What's up with this weather already? All my friends in OH are reporting weather nearly identical to here in SC this Summer.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 09:29:08 AM »
Well at least I'd lose that last 4 lbs I'm working on ;D  I'm certainly hoping one of them decides to cancel it's just that I can't be the one to pussy out.  I already have a gallon of water partially frozen, so I should be ok.  We're playing at Harbor Hills which requires collared shirts.  I'm gonna wear a button up over a tank and get yelled at several times.  

Just got the call and thought they were going to cancel.  Instead they're on their way to pick me up.  We got our original time back as the other foursome canceled due to the heat.  Smart people! 
« Last Edit: July 21, 2011, 09:36:42 AM by wolfter »
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 11:01:33 AM »
Just got the call and thought they were going to cancel.  Instead they're on their way to pick me up.  We got our original time back as the other foursome canceled due to the heat.
if U don't get rushed to the hospital, get back to us later and let us know how things went. ;)
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 11:45:07 AM »
Golf?  Coronas and Lime?  Swimming?   

I must be doing something wrong, as I've been busting ass at work for the past 2 weeks -- 12-hour days and weekends  :-\

Good thing I'm not bitter   ;)
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 12:15:34 PM »
Golf?  Coronas and Lime?  Swimming?   

I must be doing something wrong, as I've been busting ass at work for the past 2 weeks -- 12-hour days and weekends  :-\

Good thing I'm not bitter   ;)

Same here. I work in the basement of an old hospital. No windows. Working 60 hours this week.

Bitch, bitch, bitch...  :)

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 12:28:07 PM »
y'all are all invited to the pool; but it's gotta be today. ;) This is only day I'm not working at the ASO during the week, and I'll be working at two separate festivals during the weekend.
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That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 01:33:55 PM »
Golf?  Coronas and Lime?  Swimming?   

I must be doing something wrong, as I've been busting ass at work for the past 2 weeks -- 12-hour days and weekends  :-\

Good thing I'm not bitter   ;)

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Offline wolfter

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 06:05:55 PM »
sorry all.  I was having a good day and figuring out the next steps. 
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 06:57:28 PM »
So how was the golf?

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2011, 07:20:38 PM »
This is just a personal thing, but anyone who voluntarily spends time standing in the sun trying to hit a little ball into a hole out there  is just... ...as far as moi is concerned.

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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 08:55:09 PM »
This is just a personal thing, but anyone who voluntarily spends time standing in the sun trying to hit a little ball into a hole

ohhhh. It's real golf. I thought he was talking about the kind of golf were you hit balls into a clowns mouth.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 09:12:27 PM »
ohhhh. It's real golf. I thought he was talking about the kind of golf were you hit balls into a clowns mouth.

Maybe he is saving putting his balls in a clown's mouth for Saturday night.

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2011, 09:14:21 PM »
Maybe he is saving putting his balls in a clown's mouth for Saturday night.

Thats hawt. Teabaggin a clown.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 09:18:22 PM »
Golf in this heat???

Winston Churchill said it best:

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
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Offline Jody

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2011, 09:21:46 PM »
HOT = 3 or more minutes on a New York City subway platform waiting for a train.  Heat like no where else on earth I'd say!!! :D

So if there is a judgmental goddess awaiting me after death and I get sent way down below, at least I will have had some preparation.

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2011, 05:32:56 AM »
Thats hawt. Teabaggin a clown.

You guys mentioned someone wearing a lot of makeup, a wig, and some questionable shoes and got him all excited.

Offline wolfter

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2011, 07:01:36 AM »
I can still feel the heat on my skin this morning.  Surprisingly, I had one of my best rounds in ages on the front 9.  Shot a 42!  I won't discuss the 2nd round.  2 beers in that heat is more than enough.  We had a twosome playing in front of us.  Totally hot dudes, and one of my friends had to tell me to quit staring at his woods.....lol  This hotty took his shirt off and made a little production out of it.  I gladly smiled him on.  When we finished, they were still hanging around the clubhouse and we made tentative plans to get together for a round.  Hopefully, he'll want to play with my putter.

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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2011, 11:03:54 AM »
You guys mentioned someone wearing a lot of makeup, a wig, and some questionable shoes and got him all excited.

Jeez, you are never going to let that drag queen incident go are you.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2011, 01:44:43 PM »
Jeez, you are never going to let that drag queen incident go are you.

Not til the day my little hateful gay heart stops beating in my chest :)

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2011, 03:03:33 PM »
Wow, it's 108℉ right now at Newark airport (117 heat index)
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Offline OneTampa

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2011, 03:31:11 PM »


Weather Channel Report:

102F here now in Washington DC

Feels like 120F

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2011, 03:31:32 PM »
Wow, it's 108℉ right now at Newark airport (117 heat index)

That's really hot, New Orleans is 81.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2011, 03:49:34 PM »
That's really hot, New Orleans is 81.

I think they just said the previous record for Newark was 105, so going to 108 isn't just breaking the record by one degree like usually happens when a place breaks a record, it's substantially way over that. And I mean the all time heat record, not just the heat record for this particular date.

eek... it's now 104 in Philadelphia. I think our record was 101 or 2, but just for this particular date. With the humidity it says the heat index here is now 120.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2011, 03:59:56 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2011, 04:54:14 PM »
Yeah, It was already 80 at 6:30 this morning and 105 when I was out an hour ago. 

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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2011, 07:54:49 PM »

Weather Channel Report:

102F here now in Washington DC

Feels like 120F

 :P

I feel for yall. We are acclimated to those temps down here in Texas and can muddle through it. But those of you in the northeast are going through hell with all the records being broken. Stay safe, drink lots of water, wear loose light colored clothes~!

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2011, 09:42:26 PM »
New York was a steam bath today, very much getting hit in the face with a wall of heat as soon as you hit the door.  I can't imagine Washington today, it's a town that really does hold the heat well.  If I'm not mistaken it is built on a swamp and the heat and humidity of the summer is unbearable.  It will be a bit nicer next week but with all the heat still down south and in the midwest it usually gravitates here.  Still better than winter in most ways, though 40 degrees wouldn't be so bad right now ;)

No complaints, I'll take whatever we get, and be grateful for a healthy day.

Stay cool all you hot folks!!!

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2011, 09:45:35 PM »
Ok guys you need to forget about golf, beers and paddling pools and head to NZ we have snow forcast over the next day of so, that should cool you all off a bit.

Will...we have clowns here as well, and I have a couple of dress up wigs just for you... ;)

Stay cool Jody.

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2011, 09:49:10 PM »
Still better than winter in most ways, though 40 degrees wouldn't be so bad right now ;)

I'll take a blizzard before this stuff any day.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2011, 09:52:13 PM »
I'll take a blizzard before this stuff any day.
egads! while I will admit that I really do miss the snow because I enjoyed it a lot (even when it lasted for weeks at a time!) I left the north leaving the blizzards behind and will gladly take this 100+ degree heat any day. LOL
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Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2011, 10:25:38 PM »

For some reason the heat bothers me at night but not during the day.  This afternoon between 1:00 and  2:00 I walked 30 blocks in Manhattan and enjoyed the warmth and the sunlight.  But last night I felt miserable, sweat ridiculous amounts, and couldn't get to sleep.  Why? 

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2011, 10:39:34 PM »
We are blessed to have air conditioning, those of us lucky enough to have it, and I would absolutely take it at night over the day if I could only have one or the other.  I cannot sleep without it.  My parents and older relatives used to talk about life growing up on Manhattan's lower east side and after freezing all winter, they would literally have to sleep on the fire escapes of the tenement buildings, if there was room, to escape the extraordinary heat the tenements held all summer.  So until about 50 years ago or so, air conditioning was a dream.

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2011, 05:50:07 AM »
I'll take a blizzard before this stuff any day.

Oooo, I don't know about that.  We've been having 105-108F days here, but at least I can still get out and get around in the heat.  During blizzards, I can't go anywhere, until the roads get clear (and the alley off where I park). 

So until about 50 years ago or so, air conditioning was a dream.

When I was growing up, we never had air.  I remember many summer nights, lying in front of fans on the living room floor.  When my parents got older, and us kids were all grown and gone, my brother came up from Alabama, and brought my folks a huge air conditioner.  My father was, of course, worried about the electric bill. 

I don't remember if it got this hot when I was growing up.  I do know if it weren't for air, I'd be one miserable bitch right now.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2011, 09:28:00 AM »
but at least I can still get out and get around in the heat.  During blizzards, I can't go anywhere, until the roads get clear (and the alley off where I park).  

Ah, tis the difference with my not owning a car :) plus living in an apartment as opposed to a house I don't shovel anything. With a blizzard I can walk one block to take the subway anywhere, and the subway never halts even during a blizzard. Though for clarity sake when I say I prefer a blizzard that doesn't mean going outside during the actual event, it means after the 24 hours of wind driven snow has stopped.

ps: it's 91 F here at 9 AM... so fucking lame
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2011, 10:06:00 AM »
I think I need to plan now for the huge expense that I'll be hit with next month.  The electric demand has been huge and we're loosing power several times a day.  Been going that way for a week now.  The air has been running non stop and it won't get below 70. 
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2011, 11:35:40 AM »


Will...we have clowns here as well, and I have a couple of dress up wigs just for you... ;)

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8/9/12, CD4 not taken, UD.
2/13/12, CD4- 904, UD 42%

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2011, 01:01:28 PM »
Ah, tis the difference with my not owning a car :) plus living in an apartment as opposed to a house I don't shovel anything. With a blizzard I can walk one block to take the subway anywhere, and the subway never halts even during a blizzard.

I live in an apartment (though not a complex), and I still have to shovel.  The landlord comes over rarely during the winter with his snowblower, and it's always after I've shoveled of course. 

I wish we had good public transportation here, but alas we do not.  It's a horrible bus system, and they stop after a certain time of night, don't run on holidays, or on Sunday.  So, owning a car is almost a necessity here (I did say "almost").   When I first moved into where I live now, I didn't have a car.  So, I was at everyone else's mercy to get to the store, laundermat etc. 
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2011, 01:18:08 PM »
I dont really have anything to add to this thread.......except to say....I hope everyone is staying cool or can stay cool.
I noticed some seniors lounging at the Lowes the other day.  There was a display of deck furniture and these seniors had taken up residence.  It was inside and cool.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2011, 02:30:49 PM »
You lot should come to the Rock. I don't think it's been over 73F or so so far this summer. I'm sitting here in a short-sleeve blouse with a sweatshirt over it, jeans and socks and I'm quite comfy. Got a couple windows open an inch or two just for fresh air. It's a been a nice day too, beautiful clear blue skies and sun all day, with just a hint of a breeze. :) 

When I was a kid growing up in the "Greater Cleveland" area, we didn't have air conditioning either. Anyone who has grown up in or near the "Mistake on the Lake" ('70s nickname) will know how swelteringly hot and humid it can be there in the summer.

The closest we had to air was the fan in the upstairs hallway window. It would be put in the window blowing outward at night, so it would suck the cooler night air into the house through our open bedroom windows. We were rarely allowed to use a fan downstairs during the day or watching telly in the evening, my mother always claimed sitting in front of a fan will give you a summer head-cold. (Those dread draughts, donchano.)

We had a screened-in front porch and that was the only place to be on humid summer nights. We lived in a suburb bordering Cleveland and as the porch faced north, we would often sit out there and watch thunderstorms coming inland off Lake Erie.

Sometime in the late sixties or early 70s, my parents had the faux brick (asbestos, presumably) sheets removed from the exterior of the house and replaced with aluminium siding - and got rid of the screens on the porch and replaced them with wrought-iron railings, so it was always too buggy to sit out there after that. I missed the screened-in porch and complained loudly and often, as you do. ;D

It was the fashionable thing to do, I suppose. Today's version of a screened-in porch is probably one with a series of sliding glass patio doors with screens. I always like the wooden structure the screens had - the horizontal middle supports were great places to put your drink or have Barbie dodging my sister's Match-box cars. I can't tell you the amount of times I got told off for accidentally putting a hole in a screen. :o
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2011, 03:51:46 PM »
We've now had +100 F two days in a row. Humidity is much lower though today.
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2011, 04:18:35 PM »


We went to the beach this morning and took a swim.  The Gulf temperature is about 88 degrees. It was nice, as long as you were in the water, but the sun was brutal today, even that early in the morning.

I had to slop on the sun screen, and ten minutes after sitting in the lounge chair, I felt like a french fry cookin.     :P

According to our outdoor thermometer, the temp is 94 degrees.  But that's about normal.


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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2011, 08:10:58 PM »
Clowns, Wigs and Blizzards??? Pure Heaven! I didnt know such a place existed!

Oh it does Will , it does.

SNOW has arrived, just waiting on the wigs being delivered and the clowns to arrive...then it's Party time Will... :D

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2011, 08:48:51 PM »
Oh it does Will , it does.

SNOW has arrived, just waiting on the wigs being delivered and the clowns to arrive...then it's Party time Will... :D

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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2011, 07:08:53 AM »
Early air conditioning!  In the early to mid 70's we got our first "whole house" air conditioning.  I remember my dad bitching for the longest time that it cost more than our Vista Cruiser.  It was a monstrosity of a thing that required reframing an entire wall.  The dinning room was centrally located so they decided to open up the back wall and install this thing that looked as big as a vista cruiser.  At dinner time, you had two choices; wear a coat or turn the damn thing off.  Yet, if you walked 40 feet down the hall, you were sweating.  The front room was the only place that had a moderate temperature.   And God help the child who opened the front door more than twice a day.  Lord, he was a cheap ass!
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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2011, 07:15:38 AM »
I spent many summer night on a old wood screened in porch. Heaven!  Beats the heat in a different way than sealed-in air conditioning, I think its because of the quiet night sounds being soothing (....most of the time).

Summers in New York were drippingly sensual experiences.  In my poor 20's in hot walkups without air-conditioning.    It was the one time I adored glacier temperature air-conditioning in places.  Especially shocking were the abrupt transitions - subway platform furnace, then (at least by the 90's, occasionally in the 80's) frigid subway car.  Tar melting hot streets, ice box bar. Chic Stockholm cold office, Haiti hot lunch break at the carts.  Sometimes we would do everything to stay in air-conditioned spaces before having to go home to bed. Movies, bar hopping, cheap restos, any friend or pick up who had air-conditioning.  Sometimes we'd stay home and drink and sweat and screw and that was wild, and you have to be young to make it through so much activity in a day with all that heat.

One time I could barely afford the machine and the electricity but I bought an airconditioner in the middle of a heat wave.  It managed to cool down only the bottom half of my rooms with high ceilings.  We closed the blinds and stayed low to the floor until the heat wave passed.

Mostly just relied on Ann's family method of the exhaust fan.  This really does work but requires cooperation if you are in a share to convince roommate(s) on the garden side of the apartment to keep windows and doors open.

When I was in college, this hippy science professor had a house that was already rigged up in the 80s with all kinds of environment friendly heating cooling systems.  There was a wrap around passive solar green house.  There was an airplane propeller size and power fan, in the attic surrounded by mesh and a automatic door opened to the roof.  It was a giant exhaust fan for the house, could change the air inside to outside temp pronto, then turned down to a whisper just kept a nice moving air but not a "breeze".  



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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2011, 08:05:33 AM »


I always thought John Sebastian was hot:


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Re: Extreme heat today
« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2011, 09:25:41 AM »
One thing I'd forgotten about was the lattice-work crawl-space under the front porch and the back extension that was half porch (no screens) and half breakfast room. I used to hide under the front one on hot summer days. Because the front of the house faced north and there was a huge hemlock tree at one corner, it was always nice and cool in there. I could hide from my sister and most of the neighbourhood kids and watch them from behind the lattice, because I was the only one who wasn't afraid of spiders. ;D

The basement was usually quite cool too - and warm in winter because that's where the furnace lived. My great uncle used to have an old armchair down there where he'd sit and smoke his cigars and read the paper, with me on his lap. He was one of those people who always moved his finger along with the print as he read and read aloud to himself. I've always credited him with my ability to read before I was in kindergarten. :)
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