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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:03 PM

I feel IMPRISONED by this heat.

Don't know what to do with myself.

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Reply I feel IMPRISONED by this heat. (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 2019 OP
llmart Jul 2019 #1
Goodheart Jul 2019 #2
lame54 Jul 2019 #45
alwaysinasnit Jul 2019 #3
lame54 Jul 2019 #46
alwaysinasnit Jul 2019 #47
Ohiogal Jul 2019 #4
JackintheGreen Jul 2019 #12
Goodheart Jul 2019 #31
backtoblue Jul 2019 #19
customerserviceguy Jul 2019 #42
Dennis Donovan Jul 2019 #5
EveHammond13 Jul 2019 #6
In_The_Wind Jul 2019 #7
CTyankee Jul 2019 #8
Goodheart Jul 2019 #10
Hekate Jul 2019 #37
Siwsan Jul 2019 #9
llmart Jul 2019 #21
Siwsan Jul 2019 #22
llmart Jul 2019 #24
Siwsan Jul 2019 #26
Backseat Driver Jul 2019 #28
Siwsan Jul 2019 #33
malaise Jul 2019 #11
ooky Jul 2019 #18
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #34
malaise Jul 2019 #39
mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #13
silentEcho Jul 2019 #16
Coventina Jul 2019 #30
silentEcho Jul 2019 #14
Goodheart Jul 2019 #15
silentEcho Jul 2019 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #20
Siwsan Jul 2019 #25
liberaltrucker Jul 2019 #38
marlakay Jul 2019 #23
cornball 24 Jul 2019 #36
marlakay Jul 2019 #43
cornball 24 Jul 2019 #44
marlakay Jul 2019 #48
walkingman Jul 2019 #27
Progressive Law Jul 2019 #29
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #32
Retrograde Jul 2019 #35
NutmegYankee Jul 2019 #40
mcar Jul 2019 #41

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:04 PM

1. Read a book?

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Response to llmart (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:06 PM

2. Hadn't thought of that. It's made me irrational, too.

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Response to llmart (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:31 PM

45. Lawrence of Arabia

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:07 PM

3. My sympathies (as useless as this is). All I can offer is a suggestion; I use an icepack and put it

either on top of my head or the back of my neck. This helps when the weather in my neck of the woods becomes too much to bear.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:33 PM

46. You scared me...

Or I scared me

Thought you said icepick

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Response to lame54 (Reply #46)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 09:03 PM

47. Yeah, the heat would make me crazy enough to think icepick too. haha

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:08 PM

4. I hear ya.

How do you folks in the South endure this soul-choking heat for months at a time? Donít you feel imprisoned, too?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:25 PM

12. I live in Karachi, Pakistan

10 months out of the year. And mostly without a/c. The other two are spent with my wife in Baton Rouge. Gotta say, itís a positive vacation from the heat Iím used to.

How to survive it? Up early, nap often, and lots of fans. We cover the windows *outside* with rattan mats soaked in grey water to keep the sun out and heat down. And donít walk the dog between noon and 4. It is impossible for me to get any work done in the afternoons over there. I have no idea how the British managed wearing their idiotic woolen suits.

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Response to JackintheGreen (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:06 PM

31. I'm a Baton Rouge guy, myself!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:35 PM

19. It's awful

I'm scouting the Pacific Northwest next year for a possible move.

The heat and humidity is life sucking. It didn't seem so bad when i was young, but its hell now.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:20 PM

42. Our HOA

has a pool. And I don't mind being inside most of the time.

I like to say that I use "Irish sunscreen", a pub.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:11 PM

5. I'm also indoors due to heat. Going to watch last yrs Stan and Ollie biopic shortly...

Believe it or not, it's too hot to hang on my boat. It's air conditioned, but more cramped than my house and I want my pups to be comfortable.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:11 PM

6. out of the box suggestion

 

I am LOVING my membership at Skillshare

you can learn ANYTHING on there, from painting, photography, drawing, web design, graphic design, starting a business....

it's just totally cool

I never have enough time to get through my list of saved classes

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:15 PM

7. It feels like 104 outside.

I'm thinking of giving my 8 month old puppy a bath.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:16 PM

8. Have some lemonade Iced Tea and take a cool (not cold) or lukewarm shower.

I felt pretty good coming out of the shower and into nice clean clothes. For lunch I had cold yohgurt and some vanilla ice cream. Chicken pot pie for dinner with some cold fresh fruit. More iced tea.

Hubby is watching an old British Scrooge movie (to make us feel cooler). It's odd but strangely OK.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:22 PM

10. Just started "Bronson" on Pluto TV

Heard there's a New Order song within.

How I love New Order.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:36 PM

37. Coooool showers. I always have to start warm...

...because for whatever reason sudden cold kind of hurts. But depending on my personal heat index, I can gradually lower the water temp until it is fully cold, and let it pour right on the top of my head. My gods does it feel good.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:20 PM

9. Day 3, of the heat wave in Michigan, but the end is in sight.

It's 94, today, and tomorrow is going to be in the high 70's!!

I'm doing much more going in and out of the house than I did yesterday, while keeping an eye to the sky. There's some VERY colorful satellite activity to our north west. Also LOTS of scattered, mostly small area power outages on the west side of the state. Looks like a big part of Michigan is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

I was talking about the weather with the security guard at the store, and he smiled and said "At least it isn't snow!" Yea, I had to agree.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:37 PM

21. Here in Macomb it's now 96o.

Can't wait for Monday when it's supposed to be 70 something.

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Response to llmart (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:40 PM

22. At least my tomato plants are enjoying this weather

The ones I started from seed, and almost lost to the wet, cool Spring, are finally starting to produce. Now I have to hope for an extended, warm Autumn so the fruit will have time to ripen.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #22)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:42 PM

24. I was talking with a friend last night...

and she said the only thing that really likes this heat are tomatoes! Isn't that the truth. Usually by now I'm seeing tomatoes at the farmers markets but not yet. I think they're going to be late this year as is the corn.

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Response to llmart (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:45 PM

26. Very late

The plants I bought from the local Farmer's Market are doing ok - just a little behind schedule. I'm pretty geeked that I'm finally going to be picking my first Summer Squash, tomorrow.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #22)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:58 PM

28. My Romas are already turning red. I'm hoping for more fruit

but tomatoes won't fruit if over 90 degrees during the day, and just too hot overnight as well. No zukes or squash due to powdery mildew attack though plants still green and alive. Awaiting a nice long 5th cuke and the growth of some babies, but we'll see. Green cabbages making small heads; red cabbages not so much but not chewed up either, so I've hope.

Bees are in short supply as well. I've seen a few bumbles, but only, count 'em, two honeybees this whole season.

Did make me smile to see a hummer this morning getting a long, slow drink at the feeder; perhaps he'll be back near sundown???

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:18 PM

33. My Roma tomatoes didn't start fruiting until the weather heated up

I had started them from seed, along with the Golden tomato, which has lots of blossoms but still hasn't fruited. The sweet peppers are also slow, although the Red ones fruited pretty early. I'm pretty sure I'll have to do some major supplementing from the local Farmer's Market, this year.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:23 PM

11. Find swimming pool

What is the temperature

It's 92F where I am - humidity 49%

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:32 PM

18. Even the pools are too hot some places. 90 degree water temps in pools here

Eastern NC is miserable.

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:28 PM

34. sounds bearable

93F (had some clouds provide a little relief) here and 64%.

Started nailing some joists about 14 ft off the ground at 6 am. 4 trips up and down the ladders for each joist. Drenched by 7; stopped by 11. Guzzled nearly 4L of water so far today.

I'm too old for this crap.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #34)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:05 PM

39. It's not unpleasant

There's a decent breeze and we have several fans. The evenings are quite nice.
Yesterday I cleaned the inside of my car and like you I was drenched in minutes. I drink a lot of water and eat oranges and tangerines as if they're going out of season. Chilled pineapple is really nice as well.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:25 PM

13. Try living in Phoenix ...

Granted everyplace is A/C'd (or at least w/a swamp cooler), but you end up not wanting to do much of anything for like 3 months.

Fortunately the rest of the time it's not bad. But summer SUCKS.

Been about 4 straight weeks now of highs over 105, had a few days earlier this week over 110 ... but at least, yeah, it's a dry heat, usually under 20%. Makes it more bearable.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:28 PM

16. People talk about winter but when I lived in hot places 5 months out of the year,

 

I rarely went out. I go out more in winter than summer.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:01 PM

30. Hey Mr. L! I'm heading back to PHX today

I'm currently in the ABQ airport.

Where I've been it's been in the mid 90's with no a/c!

So I'm actually looking forward to getting home to a/c again.

Did you end up going to see the Cure movie?

I'm so bummed I missed it....

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:26 PM

14. How hot is it? I lived in Az and Southern Ca. and it was often over 100.

 

I hate the heat. Add humidity and it certainly is oppressive.

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Response to silentEcho (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:27 PM

15. 100 today in Richmond. Heat index higher still.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:29 PM

17. We had a couple days of 90's early on but mostly wearing a jacket in the mornings

 

and at night when I walk my dog. I love the NW.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:37 PM

20. Yesterday was horrible.

94F, dew point 80, heat index 115 in Minneapolis. But early this morning a cold front came in, and we got a thunderstorm and a bunch of rain and the temperature dropped to 63, where it remains. So if you're east of Minnesota, that front is probably coming your way (Wisconsin is getting pounded right now) and things will improve in another day or two. 63 degrees feels so good!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:43 PM

25. I think those are the storms that are headed our way

Fortunately, we got a good drenching from yesterday's storms, so if these miss us, at least we got SOME moisture into the earth.

I keep going out to the veg garden to enjoy seeing the progress this heat has FINALLY kicked into action.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:00 PM

38. That front should be here (Butler, PA) Monday

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:41 PM

23. Feels weird reading this

At home in Oregon it's in the 90's but we don't have humidity and we do have air so ok when home.

But I am still in Ireland. It's been a rainy cool week, today just cloudy but very windy low 60's.

Just feels strange to read about the heat. I am trying to figure out how to walk to bus tomorrow without getting soaked, winds are supposed to be 25-30mph while raining. I have a 25 min walk.

Either that or do nothing in bnb all day. But I would rather get wet than heat stroke.

Be careful everyone!!

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Response to marlakay (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:35 PM

36. Sitting here having Dubliner cheese and wine wishing that I were back in Donegal! We fell

in love with Donegal while visiting last September. Enjoy your time there! Lived in Brightwood, Oregon in the 90s.

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Response to cornball 24 (Reply #36)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:52 PM

43. I am loving it spending whole summer alone here

All over. Funny you say that because so far out of my month and half and lots of places Donegal town and Inishmaan the middle Aran Island are my favorites.

I thought Doolin would be before I came but without a car its too spread out lots of places are miles out and its gotten so touristy its lost its coziness except the night I booked music in someoneís house, a couple of musicians started home sessions to get it back. Worth every penny!

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Response to marlakay (Reply #43)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:22 PM

44. We stayed in Malin Head for a few days, the northernmost place in Ireland. The village of Malin

had a population of 92 in 2016. Wonderful memories of the Seaview Pub and Restaurant. If we were younger, we would seriously consider spending several months in Donegal every year. Ah, to be young again!

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Response to cornball 24 (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:50 AM

48. I went there love the quieter spots

Stayed in a 200 acre sheep farm not far from Malin head.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:55 PM

27. Unless we begin to deal with Global Warming then there will be no retreat. It gets down to

one simple question. Do you believe in science or not? Climate deniers are ignorant.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:59 PM

29. East Coast and Southern heat is A LOT worse than West Coast and Southwest heat.

The humidity on the East Coast and Southern states makes heat waves much worse than comparable temps on the West Coast. 100F in Los Angeles is still bearable (bordering on uncomfortable). 100F in NYC or Wash DC is like living in the deepest depths of hell.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:09 PM

32. Heat index here in Boston is 105.

I am holed up in my apartment with the AC and am not planning to leave until it breaks. Yesterday, I felt like I could barely breathe it was so oppressive. As long as I can go online and watch movies, I'm fine. There is always a cold shower, which is refreshing as well.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:29 PM

35. There's a reason for siestas

If you can do it, get up very early - before dawn if you can - and do all your heavy work and outdoors activities before 11 AM. Then have a light lunch and take a nap until 4ish.

I realize that not everyone can do this. And not everyone lives in a place where it cools down enough in the evening to make things bearable. If you do, though, open all your windows at night to get the cooler air, then close them (and close the curtains) when the sun comes up. I have 2' of eaves all around my house that keeps it shaded through most of the Bay Area's rare heat waves. A lot of houses on the East Coast aren't built for heat, though.

Otherwise, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, stay out of the sun as much as possible, and if you have to go out, wear a broad-brimmed hat or carry a parasol. Drink more water than you think you need, eat light meals. I find watermelon a refreshing snack on hot days - it's mostly water and sugars with a bit of fiber.

As for other activities, I mostly read - or post to DU!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:09 PM

40. Heat index today was 110F in SE Connecticut.

Relatively rare, but not unheard of in summer. All I can say is thank God I installed Central Air 5 years ago.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:19 PM

41. Central Florida here

I go from house to car to work to errands to pool from June through September - and that's it. Walking down the driveway to get the mail makes me overheated.

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