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May 18th, 2009


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03:31 pm - I loathe summer
It's in the mid 80s today and was similarly hot yesterday, and I hate it. The one disadvantage we've discovered with this otherwise lovely house is that it's overly warm compared to our previous two dwellings, which is unsurprising, since this is a one story house, and not the lower story of a duplex, so we don't have people upstairs living in (what was to us) a heat-sink. The home inspector did mention that the attic insulation was to thin, so we're going out this week to get more, which will definitely help - hopefully enough.

However, I always dread the summer. I dislike wearing short sleeved shirts & think that they are intrinsically ugly, I find temperatures about 80s to be uncomfortable, and feel like I have a mild flu when temperatures go above 90. Thankfully, temperatures about 90 are rare in Portland, and it almost always cools of into the 50s at might. I still greatly prefer days in the 60s or low 70s, and nights in the mid to high 40s. Sadly, there is essentially no place in the US that doesn't get hot in the summer.
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From:serabelle
Date:May 18th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
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There's always International Falls, with a daily mean of 37.4°F
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:May 20th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
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I think I just found Hell, serabelle!
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From:serabelle
Date:May 20th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
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Hehe...

Cute icon.
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From:ngtmagicks
Date:May 18th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Never.. ever.. visit or move to the Phoenix area of Arizona..

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From:heron61
Date:May 18th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
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I visited once in February, it was on many levels the most hellish place I'd ever seen.
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From:ngtmagicks
Date:May 18th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Hence let it never go undoubted.. I live in Hell.
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From:5eh
Date:May 19th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
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sweet baby jesus, I love you.
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From:slothman
Date:May 19th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
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Being close to the ocean or a bay helps, but even San Francisco has its sweltering days. I wish more houses were built with earth tubes.
From:5eh
Date:May 19th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
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Quick suggestion:
ATTIC FAN.
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From:heron61
Date:May 19th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
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Becca did some research, and it looks like more insulation (which the attic very much needs) will do vastly more for us than a fan.
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From:anomali
Date:May 19th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
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I am with you 100%.
I want to live in a place where the temperature ranges from 30s to lower 70s.
Instead, I live in Kansas.
For now.

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From:heron61
Date:May 19th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
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Dear gods I feel your pain. I lived in St. Louis for 7 years, the weather there was either somewhat too cold or way too hot & humid, and Fall and Spring were each approximately 3 weeks long. Here, it at least cools down at night, and it's almost never hot and humid simultaneously. Wrt climate, the midwest is hell.
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From:autopope
Date:May 19th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
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Portland is indeed Too Damn Hot this week.

Alas, by mid-week I'll be on my way to Baltimore, which is likely to be hotter ...
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:May 20th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
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I am the opposite. I have been known to freeze when it is 65 out if there is a breeze and I am wearing short sleeves.

I really don't understand air conditioning unless it is at least 80 degrees out.

One time I was cold all day because my office was an icebox. I found a nice warm subway car on the way home. They told me I had to get out because the train was being evacuated. I asked if the train broke down.

"No," was the reply. "The AC is broken."

I was unhappy, because it was the first time I had been warm all day. The time of year? Summer in DC.


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