pepper4
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It's going to be a putz around the house and scan the forums day. Cloudy and rain. Calling for rain and thundersorms all day tonight and a chance tomarrow. Oh well, the plants love it and it gives me a chance to catch up on things.

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Earl K
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Miserable

To hot to do anything.Yet I had to work today-Cutting grass at that.Temp. 95-Heat index-102.But still had to go out and check and tinker with plants when I got home .Now is when I wish I were in a cooler climate area.Stay cool and drink lots of water(at work,beers for me tonight)Have a good day :D

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It is just as bad today here in central South Carolina. Temperature hit near 100 degrees with the heat index near 110 degrees. Just spent a little time in the yard today, mostly handling watering chores. Temperature is now down to 92 degrees, so will go pick blueberries in a little while.

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So it seems here in MN we're getting the hot weather a little earlier than usual, it was 93 and humid today and it's going to be 97 and humid tomorrow, and it's not supposed to drop below 90 and will stay humid for a couple weeks, yay. Such a strange spring/summer it's been, we went straight from April weather to July weather.

pepper4
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Here in Ohio it has been rather hot and humid. It's 5:00 and they say it's 92. There is a chance of storms tonight. We could use alittle rain. Here it seems as though we go from june/ july weather for a few weeks straight into winter.

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Griping

Most of June we were running the furnace at night because the temps were not getting out of the 40's. Daytime temps were running in the 60's. Last Saturday it popped up to the upper 80's. It was getting hot in the casa, so I popped on the a/c. On it came, cold came out and I went about my biz. Ten minutes later I noticed it was awfully quiet. OK, didn't I just turn the thing on? Checked thermostat, yup, it was on. Moved throws down a bit, nothing. Turned off, waited, back on. Nothing. Moved switch to ON for fan. Nothing. (insert favourite cussword here). Took the old knees downstairs to fusebox. Unscrewed fuse and shook. Heard rattling. Screwed in new fuse. Took knees back upstairs and tried again. Nothing. (insert several cusswords here). And so we have been w/o a/c for the hottest, most humid days of the year (90+ most days)--six and counting. Mean temp in mi casa has risen to 85F; and since we have excellent insulation, it does not go down at night but rather holds heat in and builds more. At night, when the outside temp has cooled down to 70's, it goes dead calm, of course. We do not have double-hung windows, so no fan created will fit and draw air in or create a cross-draft. As I sit and type this the temp is 82 and 80% humidity at my desk. Which is why I haven't been on for the last few days. Have been up/down stairs with two different contractors and now my knees hurt. I've gone through countless towels to keep the sweat out of my eyes. Contractor #2 did get the fan running again, but no a/c. We finally got a break in the weather (dropped 20 degrees in as many minutes, with severe t-storms), so even in the golly-washer I opened all the windows and used more towels to sop up the rain. Just as the thermostat registers under 80, unknown perp messes with a skunk outside and we have to close all the windows! (more cussing) Part needed did not come in today, unknown if will come in tomorrow. We leave town until July, so probably will not get fixed before then. We had just started our big seasonal switch of clothing, etc., from winter to summer and there are boxes everywhere. Oh, and the repair bill will run about $600 if that's all that's wrong. So, my thumbs aren't green, they're red--radiating heat. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Do not talk to me until further notice (as in the a/c gets fixed). Come to think of it, I won't know until then as I probably won't be on line. Yes, we tested the a/c weeks ago and it was fine. This is a blower problem. One more thing--today the microwave oven decided to quit.
No wonder I'm going bald.

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applestar
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Hey Wing, I know you said you probably won't read this, but I wish I could send you cooling winds and some future cousins of the Shoemaker's Elves to fix your A/C and MW.

I would toss some ice cubes your way as return favor to the snowball of last winter, but I'm afraid that would translate into hail... :roll:

"See you" when you're back! :wink:

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more venting

So, updated situation, it's after 5:00 p.m. on a Friday night and now it seems the thermostat isn't talking to the furnace circuit board, at least on the a/c side. What a pain. I gave up following the guy around--my knees won't take it. Talked with at least two neighbours who have had electrical shenanigans including microwave malfunctions, brownouts (but only for one light, not even a circuit) flickering lights, mysterious flashing clocks, etc. I hope a transformer doesn't blow while we're gone; we leave for a trip on Saturday. This is why I'm losing my hair.

More updating: repairman gave up at 8:30 p.m. Basically all parts that can be replaced, have been; to the tune of over $400.00 and still no a/c. Oh, it can cool, and the fan works, and the new thermo talks to everything, but nothing is listening in the a/c dept. So I guess we should have listened to the first contractor about trying to repair an old unit and just replacing it. Total spent so far: $600+. Still to go: ??? And we haven't gotten to the "dog days" yet. We chose to go with repairs because we couldn't afford a new unit ($3-4K). Looks like we've got our own money pit now.
More hair gone.

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Hot Hot Hot...no rain. We harvested all we could and are heading to the boat for a few days. Internet is hit or miss so I'll pop in to bother everybody if I can. Depends on which way the wind blows us from the anchor.

Wing we have room in the V birth if you feel like traveling. Boat's air conditioned. :o

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Be right there, Charlie! Oh, wait, you didn't give me directions... :(

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wingdesigner wrote:Be right there, Charlie! Oh, wait, you didn't give me directions... :(
W 81 deg 26.8' 16"
N 34 deg 01' 96"

We'll leave from there. :)

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Yeah, that helps. I skipped the Geocaching class. (It's on my list of Someday.)

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You can see one of our favorite spots at those coordinates on google earth.

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Here's my dumber question: do I just copy/paste those coordinates into the search bar on google earth? Does it work the same way for MSN's Virtual Earth?

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Hi Wing, coordinates is coordinates. On google earth you click on view and then 'grid. That will apply the numbered lat/long to your earth view. Should be similar on virtual earth. I can't tell you how to "go to" by coordinate. Try typing " Southshore Marina Lake Murray SC"

If you like birds eye viewing marinas, I can send you a bunch of them we've holed up in..

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Beautiful day here in Ohio. Upper 70's NO RAIN clouds and sun off and on. Nice day for a family BBQ.

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Beautiful day of high 70's low 80's, sunshine with blue skies and cool ocean breezes here in SoCal... :o

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Kisal
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HOT! Supposed to be in the 90s. It's been in the high 80s to mid 90s all week. I'm really tired of it. :roll:

Supposed to be back in the 70s on Monday. NICE! :D

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It is so hot that rhododendron and hydrangea leaves are wilting. :idea: Can we get Fall started a little early this year?

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Earl K
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I would love for fall to start yesterday.This heat is brutal,My tomato plants are done.But we are now getting our daily thunderstorms so I havent had to water but once or twice in two weeks :D

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I don't know WHAT'S going on! Just woke up and it's 54ºF out there. In spring, eggplant and pepper starts were spending nights like this in a COVERED storage tote.... and I thought last night's 57ºF was bad.

The eggplants' leaves used to be all spread out, yesterday morning, they looked like they were hugging themselves and shivering -- all folded in towards the stems. :? They all have little egglings hanging on the plants too.

We're in drought. No rain for the past 10 days or more, except a passing shower that was just enough to bring the mosquitoes out of hiding. :mad: A thunderstorm's in the forecast for Sunday, but who knows. :roll: All sunny after that, the ground's parched. :(

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Highs in the 80s-90s, lows in the 60s or so; no rain for weeks it seems. I keep hearing about "wet weather" in the mid-east, but we haven't seen it! Last year our june was the wettest in years, this year no rain in sight. I've been watering daily but would like a break, please!

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[img]https://bimedia.ftp.clickability.com/wagtwebftp/wagt_webweather/7Day_Forecast.JPG[/img]

Pretty much covers it. Prepare for heavy sweat.

pepper4
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Hot here in Ohio today. Need some rain. Chance of rain tonight and tomarrow. Have been watering but there's nothing like mother natures rain. :wink:

pepper4
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Well, we got that rain this morning. Winds and a down pour. Checked veggies, all look good but celery is swimming. I think it will drain and dry up. Beans were batted down but with this sunshine now I think they will pick up.

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Here in SE Pa we got hit with a massive electrical storm last night , that went on for hours.More rain in those 4 hours than is good for any garden , it was coming down in sheets.
Its so frustrating to read people wishing for an early fall , summer has not even started here , not properly.
Another hum drum day today , its not cold and its not hot , its not sunny but not dull , just the same old overcast rubbish , id move to Fla tomorrow.

reptile dude007
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It has been in the mid 80's this month, very cool for July here in sunny California. Very humid though.

LumpyLungwort
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Touching 70 here Norfolk/Uk warmer than it has been for a while , very dry though for us and forever watering planters.........

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these two thermometers are in the shade. One is on the east side, one on the west side of the house. It's almost 2PM so the sun's almost straight up. Although I complain about it I rarely am effected by the heat but today I got queasy while mowing. I guess this is a good reason.

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At 11AM, the east one read 121. The West side will be even hotter. I'm not quite sure why they read so high when the sun is facing them since they are shaded as well as possible. Any how, welcome to dixie folks.[/img]

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Could use alittle rain but not a bad day here in Ohio. Alittle humid and sticky earlier today but ended nice with a mild breeze. Enjoyed a nice evening sitting outside with a few beers. :D

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Charlie, at first glance, I thought it said 145 DEGREES! :shock:
Now that would be REALLY hot, even in the sun. :lol:

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This morning's pre-dawn temp was 49ºF !! :eek:
I still have my tender houseplants out there, not to mention the eggplants and peppers, and what about my basils and melons!?? Luckily I put the mango seedling and the pineapple pups under a row tunnel that I'm -- unsuccessfully -- using to deter the groundHOG away from my apple tree. I thought yesterday morning's 53ºF was low.... :shock:

But, it's only the first days of September! WHAT'S GOING ON!? :?
They don't have the low temp history of my area, but according to Weather Underground, in this general area:

History & Almanac
Normal (KPHL) High 80 ...°F Low 65 ...°F
Record (KPHL) High 100 ...°F (1953) Low 47 ...°F (1963)

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Typical temps for us - in the 50s now going up into the 60s later.
The good news is there's sun right from the get-go today, no need to wait for the morning fog to blow out.

It may sound strange, but sometimes I really miss what I remember as real summer weather. The heat and humidity may have been rough, but there was nothing better at the end of a hot day than a rip-roaring thunderstorm.

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So Cal Heat Wave

Ughhhhhh :evil:

We have been having a heat wave here in SoCal. Triple digit temps inland and 90 degrees in the coastal communities where I am. Most of us here don't have central air; just window a/c.

I'll be so happy when it's over; supposed to start a cool down by the end of the week. :roll:

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Kisal
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Sunny and 67º ... couldn't really ask for a lovelier day! :D

The little waterfall in the new pond in my front yard is making that delightful, refreshing sound of water running over rocks, and the new fountain near the patio in the backyard is making wonderful 'plashy' music. Both are attracting birds like magnets! :D

Maybe I'll post some pictures when the plants are installed next week. It's going to be very pretty. I'm really bad with a camera, though, which is why I rarely post pics of my yard. :roll:

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Perfect fall like day. Lows near 60, highs in low to mid 70's. Air feels dry, lots of sunshine with high wispy cloud patches. Not suffering drought like the west, but could certainly use some rain.

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I'm not sure on the exact temp, but it seemed like high 90's or arond 100. Actually been a little cooler lately, not the normal 100's we've had for three months now. We actually have some clouds! Finally clouds!

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Earl K
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Have not posted on this one in a while,Cause we just complain about the heat.Not today,Weather was perfect.Humidity was100% but thats cause there was rain all over.Temps were about 83 degrees.I can live with that since it's been 95-100 for the last month.Perfect time to really concentrate on my fall plantings,but I'm already 1 week ahead of schedule,or too anxious as she says but cant stop planting things.Lets get ready for fall gardens :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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We had a high of 84 yesterday. We're hunting winter cloths. after months in the high 90s these 75 degree nights are down right cold. We're a month from fall harvest. Best time of year as far as I'm concerned.

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Google says we're at 97 and partly cloudy. I sure wish they could tell me where these clouds are and why it still feels like 105 out. Someday, hopefully soon, we'll cool off enough to walk outside and not sweat instantly.



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