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Old 07-16-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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OT: Minnesota heat wave
I can't believe it's 98 in the SHADE This is northern Minnesota poeple we are not used to this And muggy.It's been like this for 4 or 5 days.I had to work in this yesterday,OUTSIDE. Today I'm sitting on my butt knitting clogs for DH (got yarn with wizard ) and enjoying the air conditioning.My MIL lives in a trailer and its 90 in her house. I tried to get her to come over here but she says shes fine sittng in her chair in front of the fan and small air conditioning unit she has.Guess I won't complain when it's cold this winter
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:09 PM   #2
 
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We're getting your 90+ heat and humdity this week. My hubby works outside and I get so worried about heat stroke. Plus he's diabetic. I hate it this hot. It's been hot and humid this past week, but only in the upper 80's, now we're gonna get it!!!
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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It's been over 90 most days for the last month. Yesterday it was 99. Fortunately we don't usually have much humidity, but there have been a few days when we did and it was awful. NO A/C here either!
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NO A/C here either!
I think I'd kill myself!!
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:22 PM   #5
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NO A/C here either!
I think I'd kill myself!!
It's been close. Just kidding! We have learned some tricks to keeping us relatively cool and sane. We open up first thing in the morning and turn the fans on everywhere. This gets the house as cool as possible..when the temps start going back up even with the windows open we close up and turn out any lights not necessary. This results in a cave like dwelling, but it remains relatively cool till about 3pm then all bets are off. We open up when it seems about even inside and outside and cool it off as much as we can before we go to bed. Every day. I must say though that this is pretty unusual for us. We don't usually get this hot till late August and Sept and it's only a few hellish days then. I don't know what is up with this weather.. global warming?
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:30 PM   #6
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I can't say where I'm from yet, but let me tell you, it's been hot and humid the past few days here! I don't like it one bit. It makes me feel ill and not like eating very much. I just need to remember to keep drinking lots of water!
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Jan, I can't believe you don't have AC .I thought everybody in California had AC.When I lived in Duluth MN ,Lake Superior was our AC .It's even this hot next to the lake.I'm about 50 miles from Duluth now . The bugs have been really bad this year ,too.Deer flys,horse flys,mosiqtos,no see ems and these little florescent green bugs. Poor dogs they can't get away from the bugs.Use bug spray on them but them bugs just keep biting them.I keep them in the house most of the time.Anyway hope everyone stays cool
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I guess it's bad everywhere. I live in KY and it's going to be horrible, horrible, horrible this week. I want to move onto an ice flow.
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Jan, I can't believe you don't have AC .I thought everybody in California had AC.When I lived in Duluth MN ,Lake Superior was our AC .It's even this hot next to the lake.I'm about 50 miles from Duluth now . The bugs have been really bad this year ,too.Deer flys,horse flys,mosiqtos,no see ems and these little florescent green bugs. Poor dogs they can't get away from the bugs.Use bug spray on them but them bugs just keep biting them.I keep them in the house most of the time.Anyway hope everyone stays cool

Some areas of CA are hot enough to require it, but some are lucky enough to get ocean breezes. I live just far enough inland that it does get hot some times of the year. We looked into A/C a few years ago and the citys requirements were insane so we would have had to put the unit out front because our yards are so small and there wasn't enough clearance or some such thing. :rollseyes: It's been pretty bad this year so we are again halfway looking into the newer "slim" units.

And bugs... Another reason to live here..very few bugs!! I can be out at dusk for my walk and have no problems.

ETA: It was 125 yesterday in Death Valley if it makes you feel any cooler..
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #10
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Here it's 93, 69% hum. and feels like 108.
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