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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:28 PM
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It is 104 degrees in the shade on my back porch
The heat is so thick that you can feel it permeate from the sidewalk.
I have fans and air conditioning going full speed and it is barely comfortable.
I wish there was some relief in sight. :(
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:29 PM
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1. where you at?
im in socal so i know exactly what youre going through.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:30 PM
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3. Northeast Texas
it is unbearable everywhere I am afraid.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:24 PM
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17. such a nice guy
sympathy... empathy...
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:29 PM
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2. Where are you?
NYC here. Still hot and air so thick it's like walking into a convection oven. Storms are supposed to move into the area soon. Thankfully.

:hi:
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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:30 PM
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4. ya'll have had it worse than we have in florida so far.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:35 PM
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11. Having lived in Florida most of my life and now living
in North Georgia, I can say the heat here is a lot worse than in South Florida as we have no sea breezes. But the humidity in South Florida is a killer. People up here are complaining about the humidity and I tell them if you want to experience heavy-duty humidity, go down to South Florida.
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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:29 PM
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21. I'm telling you, this year has been unusually mild in FL. It has actually
been cooling off in the evenings. I drive a jeep, no a/c... it has definately been pleasant.. more like late May. Anyway, I lived up north for a long time. My poor parents are sweltering up there with no a/c at all. The fans are just stirring hot air. Good luck, and drink lots of water... only way to survive it.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:30 PM
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5. We had 105-110 heat index here in NC
today. Pretty effin' awful! I thought I might melt at the bus stop this afternoon!
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:31 PM
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7. Ack
My brother is in Cherry Point.
He was hoping he would have some cooler weather when he left AZ...apparently not.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:37 PM
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13. It is 75...
...in Tucson, right now. Strange weather.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:31 PM
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6. It's 89 in the shade at my house.
So, it must be at least 93 in the sun. My dogs are wondering why they are not going for a walk. I can deal with the heat, but they have fur coats on.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:34 PM
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10. And more likely than not, no shoes.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:32 PM
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8. you should shut the door
AC can't cool the outdoors! ;)

1/6th of all electricity generated in the US goes to AC. By themselves, ACs in the US (2002 Population Estimate 280,562,489) use more energy than is consumed by the entire nations of India (2002 Population Estimate 1,045,845,226 ) and Indonesia (2002 Population Estimate 231,328,092 ) combined (1,277,173,318 people). The numbers makes the US population approximately 22% of the other two countries and our AC use, an invention that is barely over 100 years old, uses more energy than all of the industries, homes, businesses etc. of those two countries. And there are many people in the US that can't afford AC on top of that.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:33 PM
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9. So sorry to hear that
I'm in Minnesota I thought the heat had moved futher east, we were like that through Tuesday.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:36 PM
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12. My sympathies. So Cal was frigging awful last week with NO relief
I had fans running full blast and no AC

Please take care and stay hydrated.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:22 PM
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16. So Cal here too
Six miles from the ocean... and no AC. I had three box fans and four ceiling fans all going 24/7 last week and still it was so hot I thought I would loose my mind.

I just spoke with a coworker in NYC... the AC was out in their building today and most everyone had gone home by 1:00 or so.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:40 PM
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20. I hear ya. We have a little relief this week, thank God
We'll see how long it lasts.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:50 PM
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23. Same here
living along the coast (I'm actually within walking distance but still horrendous heat) no AC had ceiling fan and two boxes running just so I could sleep, I don't know when I have ever been so miserable. :cry:
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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:48 PM
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14. I have a modest proposal for the gulf coast....
Ban air conditioning within 10 miles of the coast.

:smoke:
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:50 PM
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15. Damn. You'd think its August, or something.
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Totallybushed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:27 PM
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18. I just got
a power bill for $347 dollars due to using the AC.

Good thing I got my car finally paid off last month.

Thank you, George Bush! :grr:
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:31 PM
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19. It was 67 in Amarillo
when I left work at 5 PM. That's what my car's external temp thingy said. We'd had us a cool front and some rain come thru in the afternoon. Nice to be able to leave the AC at home off all day. We'll be back in the 90's for the weekend.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:44 PM
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22. Been there
had it for THREE WEEKS here in CA and I live along the coast but it was HOTTER than HELL, you have my sympathy.
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