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Jan in CA
09-01-2007, 05:46 PM
I'm melting....it's 101, feels like 104 and I have NO a/c! http://bestsmileys.com/hot/3.gif

Vendie
09-01-2007, 05:54 PM
So it would be really mean of me to tell you it's been in the low 80s with a breeze here in Indiana? :shifty:

hunterjenn
09-01-2007, 05:59 PM
:pout: 96 here. But no A/C? :shock: That stinks!

Vendie
09-01-2007, 06:01 PM
Yeah that does stink! I couldn't function without AC :rofl:

elliebelly
09-01-2007, 06:05 PM
oh hon! i feel your pain. i'm in the deep south. we had over a week where the temp went over 100` -- um, can you say sucked?

i hope your weather breaks soon.

Dilly
09-01-2007, 06:18 PM
It's 67 here! I had to take a hot shower to help me warm up!

jjminarcik
09-01-2007, 06:51 PM
No A/C? How do you survive? :passedout:

auburnchick
09-01-2007, 07:05 PM
I feel for you. I was out on the soccer field most of the day. We're in Atlanta. It was a bit warm...

Jan in CA
09-01-2007, 07:08 PM
It's down to 99 now. :woohoo: :roll:

We actually considered getting a/c a few years ago and because we have such a small yard the city said we couldn't put the a/c unit in the backyard or side yard...only out front. :noway:

I've seen these Mr. Slim (http://www.mrslim.com/Products/userSpecific.asp?Commercial=0) a/c units advertised on TV and am going to have a serious look at them.

SabrinaJL
09-01-2007, 07:24 PM
I feel your pain. We just moved here to San Diego and we have no AC either. Yuck. It's not quite as hot as where you are though. Pretty close though (92).

auburnchick
09-01-2007, 07:50 PM
I have never lived in a house (or apartment) that did not have central air conditioning. I think I have been spoiled!

Pat in Ca
09-01-2007, 08:03 PM
I'm in Carlsbad , CA , I have my a/c on, my husband called to ask me to look into a room airconditioner for his 92 year old mother, Lowes is SOLD OUT (Just this AM) .. I know if you take a cold shower it really cool you down (I'm originally from Fla so I know!!) Does anyone have experience with one of those room air conditioners?
Pat

HollyP
09-01-2007, 08:19 PM
I'm in Carlsbad , CA , I have my a/c on, my husband called to ask me to look into a room airconditioner for his 92 year old mother, Lowes is SOLD OUT (Just this AM) .. I know if you take a cold shower it really cool you down (I'm originally from Fla so I know!!) Does anyone have experience with one of those room air conditioners?
Pat
They are great! My cousin's house doesn't have central air and they have room a/c in the family room. It really keeps that part of the house comfortable. I think the one of the most important things when buying one is making sure you get one that is powerful enough for the room/ rooms you want to cool.

Pat in Ca
09-01-2007, 08:25 PM
thx holly I just called Home Depot, they also have SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTY!! I know we are on a power alert.. I am going to turn my a/c off for now
I had some ice cream and it really cooled me down!
Pat

Jan in CA
09-01-2007, 08:38 PM
Pat, you might try the other home stores like Lowes, Osh, etc.

I thought about a room a/c a while back, but I'd really rather have something built in that doesn't take up floor space. Oh and I refuse to have a window a/c because we have sliders and you'd have to put something on the top half that wouldn't close and I've not been impressed with plywood as a window covering. :teehee: Besides I like I to be able to open the windows when the weather is nice which is most of the time here. ;)

Pat in Ca
09-01-2007, 08:43 PM
thx Jan, but I checked Lowes first they sold out this AM also..I'm sure by the time I get one things will cool down around here, right?
Pat

robynbird
09-01-2007, 08:58 PM
Oh I feel for you. We just got our A/C fixed..it's been 104 and up this week in N. CA. UGH. cold showers definitely work!

newamy
09-01-2007, 09:59 PM
It was pretty warm here today, but I'm not sure how hot. In Orgeon September can still be a nice summer time. I have central air- we put it in when our furnace was replace almost 2 years ago. I love it. Before that we just had a window unit in our bedroom which made it possible to sleep in hot weather. But the central AC really gets the humidity out of the house.

Jan in CA
09-01-2007, 10:13 PM
It's down to about 88 now which feels really good and almost cool! :cheering:

I guess you can get one for the next heat wave after it cools down, Pat. ;)

Doodknitwit
09-01-2007, 11:00 PM
It's 67 here! I had to take a hot shower to help me warm up!

where are you?? I'll be over..:waving:

Susan P.
09-01-2007, 11:53 PM
I have no aircon and only got car aircon in my last car. Now that I would hate to do without.

zip
09-02-2007, 12:18 AM
I have never lived in a house (or apartment) that did not have central air conditioning. I think I have been spoiled!

In the south, it's nearly impossible to live without a/c because of the humidity. Here in coastal SoCal, many homes don't have it because the dry atmosphere cools down the temp so much at night. At least, it usually does, but we're currently in the middle of a heat wave. We've been running the a/c for the past three days even though we both prefer not to do so.

I keep stepping outside to let the sun soak into my bones - feels almost like a Carolina summer.

AnnaT
09-02-2007, 03:07 AM
We actually considered getting a/c a few years ago and because we have such a small yard the city said we couldn't put the a/c unit in the backyard or side yard...only out front. :noway:

I've seen these Mr. Slim (http://www.mrslim.com/Products/userSpecific.asp?Commercial=0) a/c units advertised on TV and am going to have a serious look at them.



Jan, this is what everyone in Greece has, when they have air conditioning at all. They are great, and we installed one in our bedroom and the guest bedroom so at least we could sleep like normal people and not be miserable. But anyway! Are you aware, though, that there's a big outside part to this? They seem to downplay it on this website. The cute, remote-controlled inside part is only half of it. The outside part can be pretty big, but ours is very quiet. If you are near the outside unit you just hear rushing air. The inside unit hardly makes any noise at all.

The good part is, you don't have to put it right behind the place on the wall where the indoor unit is. If you look at the picture on the website, you can see there's no big outdoor unit right behind it, over the window. It's been placed somewhere else with longer tubes and cables.

Here's pictures of the indoor and outdoor unit for our guest bedroom. The outdoor unit is on the balcony outside the guest room and you can see how they ran a tube over to that side of the door. We had to put it in this weird place or else put it over a 2-story drop. Luckily I just use this balcony for drying clothes and a storage unit.

msmelody
09-02-2007, 04:00 AM
I would love to have some warm weather. I am from Houston, TX now living in Cornwall, England. Warmest it has been so far is around 80, but the rest of the time around 70 or so. Last week in church a lady passed out from the heat, it was 70 to 72. I lived the first 20 or so years of my life without A/C and now would not use it unless my children need it. Send the warm weather my way, and I would be grateful.

Joanne

Jan in CA
09-02-2007, 11:22 AM
Joanne, you are welcome to all the warm air you want! :teehee: I don't dislike warm, but 101 is miserable..and humid just makes it worse. Blech.

Anna, I did see that they had a larger unit that went outside, but I'm glad to see your photo to see how large it really is. Normal size a/c units are 2 or 3 times that large which is why we couldn't get one before. I don't think the city would have a problem with this unit.

It's going to be another hot one today and the house barely cooled down last night...ugh. Another day of wetting the pets down and barely moving. No knitting either, I just can't when it's that hot. :ick:

AnnaT
09-02-2007, 12:10 PM
Jan,

I hope it works out for you! I know how awful it is to not be able to move in the heat. Believe me, my mohair blend sweater isn't going to be finished for fall!!!

One trick I use is to wet my head down with cold water and then sit around like that. :eyes:

orcoastknitter
09-02-2007, 01:41 PM
It's 67 here! I had to take a hot shower to help me warm up!


:teehee::teehee: It's about 72 here Dilly. It's a little warmer. Funny thing is when I am in town it's about in the 70s. But when I get home it's more like 80.

Jan in CA
09-02-2007, 04:58 PM
It's 104 right now. :passedout: I know it's hotter other places, but we are not used to this..

jcmom
09-02-2007, 07:02 PM
I feel for ya. It's about 100 here too and we're up in No. Cal (Mother Lode). We have an evaporative cooler which works very well and it's not nearly as expensive to run as reg. A/C. It also puts some moisture into the air. One unit cools our whole house 1600 plus sq. ft.
Hang in there and stay:cool:

evos524
09-02-2007, 07:31 PM
DH has been training out at Ft Irwin (CA) for the past 3 weeks. He's so ready to come home (to TX, if that tells you anything!) because of the heat. His guys are all complaining that it's worse than Iraq out there right now! LOL

SabrinaJL
09-03-2007, 01:25 AM
Jan, I haven't touched my knitting since I got here. Today we did nothing but sit around, watch tv and sweat. Yuck.

AnnaT
09-04-2007, 01:35 AM
I would love to have some warm weather. I am from Houston, TX now living in Cornwall, England. Warmest it has been so far is around 80, but the rest of the time around 70 or so. Last week in church a lady passed out from the heat, it was 70 to 72. I lived the first 20 or so years of my life without A/C and now would not use it unless my children need it. Send the warm weather my way, and I would be grateful.

Joanne


Hi! I'm from the south (Tennessee, not Texas) and would love to have the weather you do! Your story reminds me of when I was in high school and in the band. We would have state band competitions and would snicker when the children from Michigan and Wisconsin would pass out from the heat. :aww: Seems so horrible now.

McKnitty
09-04-2007, 01:48 PM
Jan, I feel awful for you! I don't like being hot either. Once I lived 'up North' and none of the homes had A/C, because it NEVER gets hot enough. So of course the summer I'm there, they had record breaking high temps. It was beyond miserable!

We tried everything we could think of to cool off. We would go to the mall and stay all day. We would go see movies we weren't even interested in just to be in the A/C. But eventually we had to go home and it was so hard to sleep at night in the heat.

I have lived in Houston for many years now and it is SO hot here, but everything has A/C. In fact, it is ridiculous how cold indoor places are! I have to take a sweater with me to work, to church, to the movies, and the coldest places are the restaurants. It is hard to eat with your teeth chattering!

Also, I stay sick a lot during the really hot months. When you go outside your skin gets hot, sticky and moist. Then you go inside and freeze!

cftwo
09-04-2007, 02:16 PM
I hope it cools down for you soon, Jan. I don't have AC, either, but fortunately there are usually only a few weeks a year when I really need it. I broke down and put a window unit in a few years ago. When it gets super hot and humid, I break out the air mattress and sleep there.

Jan in CA
09-04-2007, 02:21 PM
I hope it cools down for you soon, Jan. I don't have AC, either, but fortunately there are usually only a few weeks a year when I really need it. I broke down and put a window unit in a few years ago. When it gets super hot and humid, I break out the air mattress and sleep there.

It used to be that we only had a few days a year that got very hot, but the last few years have been horrible. If I had a double hung window I would have put up a window a/c, too.

Silver
09-04-2007, 03:03 PM
Look on the plus side.. think of all the water weight you're losing! :woohoo:

I know, that probably doesn't help. :hug:

Jan in CA
09-04-2007, 03:36 PM
Look on the plus side.. think of all the water weight you're losing! :woohoo:

I know, that probably doesn't help. :hug:

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

Jan in CA
09-04-2007, 08:52 PM
Did you ever find an a/c for your MIL, Pat?

Looks like the worst of the heat wave is over for now. Whew! It's about 20 degrees cooler now than in it was yesterday at the same time.
:cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering:

susanc
09-04-2007, 11:09 PM
Hi Jan:

The heat wave seems to have broken. It has been 106 here for the last three days and yesterday our air conditioning went out. It was SO HOT in the house last night - 94. Phew. I'm so glad it is cooler where you are.

Perigrian
05-16-2013, 04:20 PM
Okay, so your boiling hot and your knitting. You have two options - go to a two dollar store and buy a mini fan (i got one when i was really hot and they really work), or you go to a heating/fan store and stay there for the whole day!!! lots of fun!

SOURCES - I dont have AC either :-(

Jan in CA
05-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Okay, so your boiling hot and your knitting. You have two options - go to a two dollar store and buy a mini fan (i got one when i was really hot and they really work), or you go to a heating/fan store and stay there for the whole day!!! lots of fun!

SOURCES - I dont have AC either :-(

:psst: This post is nearly 6 yrs old. 6 yrs ago we had 6 ceiling fans and about 5 big box fans along with an attic fan...we got a/c last year finally! :yay:

Perigrian
05-16-2013, 04:41 PM
Okay just realised how old the post was but its good that you finally got an AC

Jan in CA
05-16-2013, 04:43 PM
Okay just realised how old the post was but its good that you finally got an AC

:teehee: How on earth did you find such an old post?

GrumpyGramma
05-16-2013, 05:12 PM
Libraries are air conditioned too. Libraries have knitting books.

GrumpyGramma
05-16-2013, 05:14 PM
Okay just realised how old the post was but its good that you finally got an AC


I saw how old it was. LOL Any chance to join in complaining about heat works for me. :mrgreen:

Lighting57
05-16-2013, 08:44 PM
You poor dear and it's only the middle of May. It got to 94 here today in SC but the humidity wasn't to bad.

ETA- LOL, I just saw that this was an old post.

N0obKnitter
05-17-2013, 07:46 AM
Supposed to hit 87f here today. Yuck.