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    Default Damn! It's hot!

    Geez. It's 97 degrees in my living room on Spokane's south side right now, and still climbing. We've got what? a couple more weeks of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    Geez. It's 97 degrees in my living room right now, and still climbing. We've got what? a couple more weeks of this?
    115 tomorrow in Portland, I hear.

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    Balmy 79 in Orange County, CA today. Might need to crack a window if it gets any hotter!!

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    It ain't right, I tell ya!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNut08 View Post
    Balmy 79 in Orange County, CA today. Might need to crack a window if it gets any hotter!!

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    If you have lived the majority of your life in the Tri Cities, you likely despise hot weather as much as I do. Typically the hottest spot in the state and I worked construction in it as a young man. When it is 118 outside, it really doesn't matter if it is "dry".

    Spokane is always ten degrees cooler. I would rather live in Spokane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNut08 View Post
    Balmy 79 in Orange County, CA today. Might need to crack a window if it gets any hotter!!
    67 here. Breezy, sunny, dry. Sigh.

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    A week and a half ago it high 115 in the front room of my house. Single-pane windows, facing due west, no AC or insulation in the entire house.
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    Is that discount store in the Valley that sells all of the Costco returns still around? We bought a free standing unit that vents out a window from that store one time when we visited my mom in Spokane a few years back when you had another hot spell. It saved our bacon.

    I asked my wife what she was willing to spend and she hemmed and hawed a bit, and told me to call when I got there and scoped it out. I was halfway there and she already called, saying, "I don't care what it costs, just get it!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by webspinnre View Post
    A week and a half ago it high 115 in the front room of my house. Single-pane windows, facing due west, no AC or insulation in the entire house.
    Oh my, that would kill my wife. Did you get a hotel room? We have three heat pumps, and all of them are inoperable at the moment (unlucky, right?). At 91 degrees last evening, it was about as unbearable as can be. 4 portable ac units did next to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webspinnre View Post
    A week and a half ago it high 115 in the front room of my house. Single-pane windows, facing due west, no AC or insulation in the entire house.
    True Story.

    My dad was the traditional engineer. In 1976 he bought a brand new Pontiac Catalina station wagon. His first new car since 1962. He bought the Pontiac without A/C.

    In late July we had to make a trip to Yakima from Spokane (about 4 hours with the 55 mph speed limit). After a long hot day outside, we got in the car to come home in the late afternoon. The ambient temperature was 105+. The car was hotter than hades and of course no A/C, but whatever air we could get from the windows. Our conversation went something like this:

    Son: How much was the cost to add A/C to the Pontiac?

    Dad: About $600. I did not think is was worth the price.

    Son: How long do you typically keep your cars?

    Dad: About 15 Years

    Son: So, A/C would cost you about $40 per year (simple payback, before you economists tell me about the time value of money).

    Dad: Yeah that's about right.

    As we are driving back to Spokane in 105 Deg. F. heat with no A/C and 3 hours and 45 minutes to go.

    Son: So, how's that decision looking right now?

    Dad: I might have made an error in my calculations.

    Son: Ya think

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    67 here. Breezy, sunny, dry. Sigh.
    Gross. 67 in the summer just don’t sit right with me. I’ll stick with 85 and not having to wear a wetsuit when I surf.

    Hang in there Pacific Northwesterners! Can’t imagine that heat with no AC! Be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    67 here. Breezy, sunny, dry. Sigh.
    Oh, stop your whining & turn on the heat. . .

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    So is the “heat” you’re feeling is humid or dry?

    I remember dealing with 130+ dry heat in Kuwait, when sunrise was 95+ and when my wife arrived it was 109 at 11pm…

    I can’t stand the humidity here in South Carolina or when I lived in San Antonio…dry heat is IMO so much more tolerable, just have to drink lots of water…

    SORRY y’all have to go through this weather…just be thankful there isn’t any global warming ��

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    I think it's pretty dry. Still uncomfortable, though ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    So is the “heat” you’re feeling is humid or dry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    So is the “heat” you’re feeling is humid or dry?

    I remember dealing with 130+ dry heat in Kuwait, when sunrise was 95+ and when my wife arrived it was 109 at 11pm…

    I can’t stand the humidity here in South Carolina or when I lived in San Antonio…dry heat is IMO so much more tolerable, just have to drink lots of water…

    SORRY y’all have to go through this weather…just be thankful there isn’t any global warming í#˝í¸€
    The whole ‘dry heat’ thing loses its meaning at over 100. That wind coming off of a thousand miles of tortured, scorched Arabian Desert was just plain angry.

    Keep wet, keep in the shade, drink water and lemonade.


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    I'm house sitting for my parents, about an hour east of Portland on the Washington side. Thermometer inside is telling me 108 outside. I think that's the hottest temp. I've ever experienced. Fortunately house does have a cooling system, it's at 75 currently. This is what is referred to as stupid hot.

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    - i live in spokane and like all sane persons i do not like 100 degree heat, but i say heat schmeat.
    - give me the heat and i'll skip the blizzards of the n.e., the tornado's of the plains, 120 heat of the s.w., the fires and brownouts of california, the hurricanes of the gulf and east coasts any time!

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    Zag Law alum from Chicago. We live in the West Palm Beach Florida area now and when its even 90 the realfeel temp is 100-110 or so because of the humidity and sun. When its 95 forget it. Ill golf early in the morning and lay low in the afternoon. On the other hand, after the sun goes down its beautiful but still a bit hot. Nice to go out and have fun. Nice to be retired too! LOL We get cheap flights all over the Caribbean and Central America too. We'll take a long weekend in Panama City, Panama next month and the airfare is around $250 round trip. Again, its nice to be retired especially if you have some money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheps001 View Post
    Zag Law alum from Chicago. We live in the West Palm Beach Florida area now and when its even 90 the realfeel temp is 100-110 or so because of the humidity and sun. When its 95 forget it. Ill golf early in the morning and lay low in the afternoon. On the other hand, after the sun goes down its beautiful but still a bit hot. Nice to go out and have fun. Nice to be retired too! LOL We get cheap flights all over the Caribbean and Central America too. We'll take a long weekend in Panama City, Panama next month and the airfare is around $250 round trip. Again, its nice to be retired especially if you have some money.
    It's nice to be retired even if you don't have enough money...lol. When asked, my reply is "retirement is underrated."

    Is the World of Beers still open? I went there a couple of times when I was working for the FDIC. A most enjoyable place to visit, several great take-out places to pair with one of 800 beers...it was heavenly.

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    My hope when I eventually retire is that more days feel like Fridays than feel like Mondays.

    Tex, if travel isn’t in the cards, at least it seems like you have a handle on flights of wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    It's nice to be retired even if you don't have enough money...lol. When asked, my reply is "retirement is underrated."

    Is the World of Beers still open? I went there a couple of times when I was working for the FDIC. A most enjoyable place to visit, several great take-out places to pair with one of 800 beers...it was heavenly.
    Absolute truth.

    I would have pulled the trigger much sooner if I had only known. It is time to let the young folks run the world. I have faith in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    It's nice to be retired even if you don't have enough money...lol. When asked, my reply is "retirement is underrated."

    Is the World of Beers still open? I went there a couple of times when I was working for the FDIC. A most enjoyable place to visit, several great take-out places to pair with one of 800 beers...it was heavenly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    It's nice to be retired even if you don't have enough money...lol. When asked, my reply is "retirement is underrated."

    Is the World of Beers still open? I went there a couple of times when I was working for the FDIC. A most enjoyable place to visit, several great take-out places to pair with one of 800 beers...it was heavenly.
    Thanks for the reply Texas Zag Fan! Where are you located in Texas? We were just there visiting our son in Austin. Love it there. Very nice airport., Its starting to get crowded there. LOL And I agree Retirement is grossly underrated. LOL PS Have never been to Panama City, Panama and am looking forward to it. Have any other suggestions for places to go and things to do. Be good and stay well. PS sent you a PM

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    Pet lovers, make sure you watch out for your dogs’ or cats’ feet in these temps. Hot asphalt and concrete can cause burns.


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    84 your dad was a patient and understanding man....had I made a similar argument I would have found myself dropped off at the next rest area with the advice...... that maybe I could hitch ride in a air conditioned car......mister smarty pants....

    I lived in Yakima and started buying my own cars in the 50's when a new car would cost less than 2000 bucks.... and if it were available .....air conditioning would cost a additional 1000 dollars....no way would I pay that when hamburgers cost 25 cents and gas was about 30 cents a gallon.

    There were a lot of boys at Gonzaga that were classmates at Marquette HS in Yakima and we made a lot of trips back and forth in cars that were not air conditioned.....but cold beer was cheap and we had buzz before we had gone 50 miles......that was before the Mothers got Mad about drunk driving... of course that was before cell phones and we got a lot of honking and thumbs up when we stopped to pee off the Vantage Bridge....times have changed.....a lot...

    ! was working in downtown Seattle in the 70's and bought my first new car with air conditioning.....unlike Eastern Washington, 90 degrees there was miserable and new cars cost about 7000 dollars and air was available for less than 400 .....

    Now new cars cost about 50,000 and air is pretty much standard for me and necessary for resale ....

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