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Arielluria
06-25-2009, 06:53 PM
HOW HOT IS IT?????????? It's DANG hot!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's almost 6 PM and it's nearly 102 degrees in the shade at my house (104 in the city of Houston)........add 53% humidity according to weather.com, which raises it another 10 degrees - I mean it makes it FEEL like 112 or 114!!!!!!
Just venting............but STILL knitting!!!!!! ;) :X:
:roll:

:passedout:

sgtpam
06-25-2009, 08:00 PM
That's one more reason I love Ft Worth! I have to laugh at anyone who complains to me about it being humid here...I just tell them to give Houston or San Antonio a try! Stay as cool as possible and keep your sense of humor handy

Knitting_Guy
06-25-2009, 10:58 PM
I'll be leaving WI tomorrow heading for Lubbock. I'm sure it'll still be warm when I get there. What can I say? I like the heat far more than the cold.

JessicaR
06-26-2009, 03:09 AM
It's been nasty hot and humid here and setting off storms all week.

Debkcs
06-26-2009, 04:06 AM
I really feel for you folks who live in hot weather. It got to about 74 here today, perfect!

If Congress passes Obamas Cap and Tax bill tomorrow, electricity rates will go up 75% (that's according to our electric company). When we lived in New Mexico, that would have precluded running our air conditioning.

Personally, I believe in doing everything I can to save electricity, but knitting and sewing by flashlight seems a bit silly.

Ronda
06-26-2009, 07:57 AM
I hate the heat, so I obviously won't be moving to Texas! That's HOT! Here in Michigan we've reached middle 90s, and the humidity is disgusting. I can't wait for fall!

Arielluria
06-26-2009, 11:05 AM
It's really NOT the heat, it's the humidity....:teehee: REALLY! I've lived in S. and C. American countries without A/C. Well........I just won't complain about the cold anymore. Boy do I miss Canadian summers!:thud:

Arielluria
06-26-2009, 07:17 PM
If Congress passes Obamas Cap and Tax bill tomorrow, electricity rates will go up 75% (that's according to our electric company)

:noway:That's %#&$^!@ RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
I can barely afford my current bill!!!!!!!!!!!
:passedout:

Sknitter56
06-27-2009, 08:56 PM
I hope everyone who voted for Obama without knowing what his agenda was, gets exactly what they deserve...unfortunately, those of us who were educated enough to vote against him will have to bear the burden of his socialist administration. Going "Green" will bankrupt this country for generations to come.

rachael72knitter
06-28-2009, 11:43 AM
My biggest gripe is the fact that we have had NO rain. Everything in my yard is droopy and turning brown. What with the increase in electric bill from the a/c constnatly running, I am trying not to also add to the water bill and have just been spot watering where the droopiest plants are.

Arielluria
06-29-2009, 12:05 PM
I hope everyone who voted for Obama without knowing what his agenda was, gets exactly what they deserve...unfortunately, those of us who were educated enough to vote against him will have to bear the burden of his socialist administration. Going "Green" will bankrupt this country for generations to come.I saw on the news today where the EPA is being investigated for covering up a study that found global warming no worse than 50 years ago. I don't expect much to come out of it, it's easier to control the people and separate them from their money by blaming them for global warming.

I'm no Obama fan, but in all fairness, and in my disgust with ALL politicians, this did not start with Obama. It's been a long time coming.

melmac51
06-29-2009, 04:18 PM
A few days ago, New Orleans (my neck of the woods) reached it's hottest day in the history of the city. 104 degrees farenheit (the actual temp, not the heat index). The water in our pool is even in the 90s!!! My AC never shuts off. I'll have an anxiety attack next time my electric bill comes. Bring on the rain...but let it know when to stop.

labeelady
06-29-2009, 10:31 PM
We did get a bit of rain today here in Carencro, just enough to make mud with the dirt on the windshield, but it cooled things off while it lasted. I suppose tomorrow it will feel like a sauna!

rachael72knitter
06-30-2009, 06:23 AM
I hope everyone who voted for Obama without knowing what his agenda was, gets exactly what they deserve...unfortunately, those of us who were educated enough to vote against him will have to bear the burden of his socialist administration. Going "Green" will bankrupt this country for generations to come.

So are you suggesting that ppl who voted for Obama are not educated?

labeelady
06-30-2009, 10:24 AM
So are you suggesting that ppl who voted for Obama are not educated?

No, what the person meant was that those of us who DIDN'T vote for Obama are MORE educated than those who did.

I assume you do not listen to talk radio, i.e, Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity?

Arielluria
06-30-2009, 10:51 AM
Let's not turn this into a political debate, shall we?!?
:flirt:
This heat is giving me enough of a headache! :wall:

It hit record highs again yesterday, we had thunder and lighting at night but no rain :nails: Chance of rain today again, I'm praying it is so!:thud:

labeelady
06-30-2009, 11:26 AM
Let's not turn this into a political debate, shall we?!?


Okay by me! Hubby reported that it was 87 outside our house. I did notice it was cooler this morning when I stepped outside with the garbage.

However, it's still too hot to think about knitting on my sweater, which I'd like to get done before fall, but I do have a lace shawl in progress which is coming along nicely.

Arielluria
06-30-2009, 11:44 AM
I'm working on a cotton/acryllic cardi. The yarn's not so hot, so it helps me stay on it.

margz3
06-30-2009, 12:09 PM
Well, though I can empathize with all of you - I can't sympathize lol! It has been a truly miserable June in New England. There were only I beleive 2 days in June that it did NOT rain. Temps have been hovering in the 60's for the most part! I literally had to light the woodstove a couple of nights to get the dampness out of the house! Been tempted to put on a turtleneck a few times too...but limited myself to throwing on a fleece sweatshirt :oo: Right about now I'd kill for a little heat and humidity! (And I don't think I'm alone in those sentiments!)

Arielluria
06-30-2009, 12:11 PM
:hmm:

Jeremy
06-30-2009, 06:09 PM
I'd like to remind everyone that we are free to express opinions here but we should adhere to the forum guidelines. A vigorous and intelligent discussion is to everyone's credit and benefit. However, please keep the debate civil and don't delve into whether one camp of voters is more intelligent than another.

Jan in CA
06-30-2009, 07:14 PM
We don't want to have to close this thread, but it's gotten way, WAY off topic and is getting too personal. Please reread the forum guidelines before posting.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/about/guidelines

Arielluria
07-01-2009, 01:30 PM
I agree with Jeremy & Jan, however, I don't think it's gotten 'way off topic', not any more than most posts around here :teehee: and besides, as Jeremy said, it's OK to discuss such things as long as people are civil in their replies. Even within same parties or churches people don't all agree 100% of the time.

Jan in CA
07-01-2009, 01:46 PM
I agree with Jeremy & Jan, however, I don't think it's gotten 'way off topic', not any more than most posts around here :teehee: and besides, as Jeremy said, it's OK to discuss such things as long as people are civil in their replies. Even within same parties or churches people don't all agree 100% of the time.

The topic was about Houston's heat wave, not Obama so IMO that is way off topic. :lol: As long as everyone is considerate of other opinions we don't have a problem. Sometimes it's best just to close the topic if you have strong feelings. :thumbsup:

Arielluria
07-24-2009, 06:56 PM
We're still in a drought, so my husband sends me this FoxNews link:Indian Girls Plow Fields Naked in Attempt to Bring Rain (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,534753,00.html)


and tells me "please go outside "naked" and plow some. we need rain badly.":roflhard:

:eyes: Sure. Ya! :shock::lol:

Vertigo1414
07-24-2009, 10:46 PM
Come to new england we got enough rain for everyone.

Arielluria
07-25-2009, 09:39 PM
I know, I'm so jealous!:hmm:

cftwo
07-27-2009, 08:31 AM
I'm not complaining about this summer's weather here - it's been pretty mild and I hope it stays that way. I don't know about other areas of the country, but here in PA, the electric companies will be de-regulated within a year (and this was decided long before the last presidential election) and we're expecting our electric bills to double. I guess it will make me more conscious of what electricity I use - but I am definitely counting my blessings about being able to not use the AC yet this summer. (We are so much aware of this that we have been asked to turn off our computers at work at night to save electricity.)

My sister lives in Dallas and has been complaining about the heat there. They're vacationing up near Canada and looking forward to the cooler temperatures.

sabrinasmom
07-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Need any rain? I'm tired of the rain. And there's more in the forecast!

annomalley
08-02-2009, 11:18 AM
Feel free to send Wisconsin all your heat and extra rain. We could use both! Last night on the weather, they said the average daily high for the month of July in Green Bay was 65 degrees. Normal high for this time of year is around 80. We're also running a rain deficit, too. We will happily take your extra rain!

Arielluria
08-02-2009, 11:22 AM
The entire country just seems to be going weather crazy!:roll: