a reply to: Nyiah
There's a huge swath of the country under heat warnings and heat advisories. The NWS main page has a nice colorful
Where we are at it's supposed to be 96 today with a heat index of 107, but there will be 15 mph winds to keep things cooler. Luckily we have AC, and
one of those small above-ground pools for the Shepherditos to go into. #1 said he was going to spend the whole day in the pool today.
Indeed, PrairieShepherd, a huge portion of the country morphed into the 7th Circle of Hell for the next few days to a week. And I'm well aware of the
irony of Florida being one of the cool spots of the country right now, too. I'd laugh at that, but I'm honestly a little miffed about it.
We too have been making use of a pool. We had a bigger above ground one (3 footer) last year that I would have much preferred putting back up, but we
got popped by code enforcement for it not meeting code last summer. Where I live, pools 24 inches and deeper need to be fenced in -- our yard isn't
fenced and we rent, so we're not sinking that kind of money into that. We simply opted for a 22 inch deep kiddie pool instead. It's much smaller and
shallower, but it does the trick just fine
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Nyiah
Just about every house around here has an air conditioner. I would die without mine! When I was a kid, I practically lived in our pool. My Parents
used to say I must be part mermaid. LOL
Haha, me too! My dad used to joke that my name was really Ariel XD
I didn't have a pool growing up until after my parents divorced and my mom bought one when I was...10 or 11. It was nice while it lasted, but she
decided a pump was unnecessary from the get-go and the pool eventually turned into another FL swamp body. Something took up residence in it, I'm not
sure what. That water definitely had animal movement waves, but it was so murky-nasty that nobody ever dared to try to fish around in there to find
out what it was.
Honest to god, I still have nightmares (real nightmares) about that pool. I never went in it after it went nasty on us, but in the dreams, I'm back at
that house trying to clean it or cover it, etc, and end up falling in and racing to get to the stairs before the "pool creature" grabs me. It's stupid
and silly when I recall it awake, but hot damn, it's scary as hell in the dreams.
But anyway, we spent a lot of time at the beaches, my dad liked to fish while we swam. Sometimes he'd ferry me & my brother out to the sandbar to "dig
for treasure", we used to think sand dollars were exactly that (thanks dad, lol)
We used to have to drive 10 minutes to get to that beach, or sometimes walked 15 to the one hidden beach in the neighborhood. That little hidden beach
was wonderful, but the county eventually made it into a park, and in the process, ruined the dense vegetation's ambiance, they cleared out far too
much of it.
And in doing that & advertising it, it drew in more people with boats, too, which kicked up the waves much more, and ate away at the shoreline. A 30
foot wide shoreline was eroded down to maybe 3 feet by the time I'd gotten around to going back for a visit as an adult. It was really depressing and
it made me mad. I understand the idea of making the neighborhood beach more known and accessible, but it basically backfired on them. I can't say the
planning was poor, but they got way more continuous use than they expected, and from boats, no less.
originally posted by: Night Star
Long very hot and humid day! The kind of hot and humid where It's like torture for me and I could kill anyone who so much as looks at me sideways.
Kidding, but...too HOT!
I completely understand wanting to deck people in this kind of heat! I damn near did that at Costco. All we needed was a few household odds & ends,
but it was understandably packed there.
It seems when it gets really hot out, people forget their manners, or just turn into complete idiots. I was cut off abruptly more times than I could
count, and was actually slammed into
twice. Neither person bothered with an apology, just looked at me all annoyed. Ladies, you hit me
if you're looking for an apology, you ain't getting it. At that point, my hubs was, "Ooookaaay, I think we're done, time to go before you knock
Today's high temp forecast was on the nose. It got up to 96* according to the deck thermometer, and the humidity is simply horrific. I'm going to have
to give the basement a full preemptive de-mildewing & de-molding "bath" when the humidity lets up, it's just awful down there. There's so much
humidity in the air that the walls have drip runs here & there and the floor is developing condensation puddles faster than I can keep up with (I only
have so many towels, lol)
Note to self: Ah, so this is why they suggested we invest in a good dehumidifier when we moved in. Putting that on the "To Get" list.
I did get the hammock set up down there, it's an alternative place for my husband to sleep as comfortably as possible. His other option is our younger
daughter's bedroom downstairs, which is where he is right now, getting a nap in. There was just no way anyone was sleeping upstairs without running
the risk of heat exhaustion, it got up to 110* in the bedroom. It's still hot, it's down to 96*. A few more hours and it might
cool down enough
to try to sleep, but he couldn't wait that long.
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