It looks like 93/94 in the shade of the back porch here. Speaking of shade, I pulled all my shades down (depressing) and won't go outside even to get the mail (or else I'll regret it). I was planning a busy week, and people have canceled for one heat-related reason or another (just as well). So, I'm sitting pretty much in the dark and doing nothing. Oh well, last night it went down to a cool 80 degrees overnight. That helped . (We have some barely used air conditioners stacked up in their original boxes, but most years it's comfortable enough in Massachusetts not to put them in, and have to do without the fresh air of open windows mornings and nights.) Oh well, it looks like we blew it this year.
I know what you mean about pulling the shades down. I love the views from my windows, but I'm not going to let the heat in to jack up my electric bill. I'm one of the ones who have canceled engagements because of the heat. I HATE this!
I feel like the house looks like some kind of anti-social, secretive, weirdos live here. (from the outside); and from the inside, if anyone came in it's so dark and weird it's probably even worse. It's horrible! (but better that than dropping dead of the bright sun that heats up the house all day). (I'm kind of glad people canceled because I have the kind of hair that doesn't look too business-like in the heat and humidity (to put it mildly - but that's a life-long curse that's a matter for another day).
Yeah, and I'm wearing shorts and a tank top, with no supporting undergarments, nothing business-like at all. I'm the weirdo who lives here and *sigh* I can live with that for now. Don't know what the neighbors think, and don't care!
I've lived here a long time, so I remind myself that the neighbors probably know that most of the time I'm pretty sociable. I'm more thinking they may think some horrible thing has happened in the house (and when I emerge at 6:30 p.m. to get my mail my really-bad-hair-day thing might back up the "something-horrible-is-wrong" thing.
I share your pain. But, hey, the heat makes us crazy. Nothing wrong with being real...the neighbors will figure that out sooner than later. You don't have to be sociable any more than they have to. Circumstances. And if they send in the EMTs because of their concern, then you know how much they care for you.
I would love to participate but I have heard rumors that people from certain areas of the country are having their accounts deleted for some reason. I will say we are going to hit a high of 80 and it is currently sunny.
I know it doesn't make any sense but I have heard things. For example, I have heard anyone from Arizona who tries to open an account is deleted within a month. I have also heard that any accounts opened from public buildings are closed also--who knows? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that HP is based out west. Maybe they have too many accounts open out west? Have none of you spoken to that reporter who was doing a story on HP? Well, okay, I'll 'fess up. I live out west. See if my account stays here longer than a month, okay? To get back on topic though . . . the high here is supposed to be only 80 but it will get hotter next week!
Once my hair goes from fluffy and reasonable-looking to looking like something no other grown woman in the world that I've ever seen seems to have - I don't have the luxury of not bothering with the "trivial details". That (and, of course, hoping to keep my kidneys from shutting down from the heat) means once it gets this hot and humid, I pretty much bother with nothing but heat-related concerns.
I suppose our Winters (in Massachusetts) aren't really as long as they feel like they are, but they're bad in my book. I used to refuse to complain about the Summer heat because I wanted to "reserve the right" to complain ALL WINTER LONG. A few years ago, I thought, "Hey! Who made the rule I can't complain all year round?" Oh well, time for my evening cold shower before emerging from the house to get the mail.
SE MA and after too many days and nights we finally gave up and switched on the A/C late this afternoon. It was either that or tall buildings and high powered rifles (and as we don't own any rifles or have any nearby tall buildings..)
Watch the power go out now just because we did that. Our forbearance was probably keeping the entire East Coast safe and now we've turned it on and we'll bring the whole thing down like a house of cards..
As soon as the news people reminded me that power outages might be a factor, I started thinking up my "Emergency Plan". I got as far as thinking up how I could use my phone as a "tethered modem" for Internet service, but I couldn't figure out anything beyond that. What's better - leave the house and go sit under a tree on in the "million degrees", stay in a cold shower for - like - the whole day (or longer), or just spend the day(s) doing nothing but taking different cold showers every fifteen minutes? One can only wear a bag of frozen vegetables as a hat for so long before they thaw.....
here in quebec we're at 32 degrees and its a stifling heat, but im not complaining, we never get heat like this and it feels good! been at the beach everyday this week with the kiddies and we're all loving it!
...about 30c...i'm not sure what farenheit is...can't always remember how to convert anymore.....it's hot...but I like it....summer finally! guess I better water the plants! the grass is nice and yellow...no need for water....it stopped growing too...yahoo!
okay...now I have to convert....30c to farenheit....that's 86 f.....I'm not complaining....I'm loving it! it won't last that long where I live...so i'm just happy for the heat....no pool where I am...they're not so common...most don't even have airC...
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