posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:27 PM
originally posted by: wantsome
I visited my buddy in Florida when I was a kid. I'm from Michigan and he didn't have any air conditioning. It was brutal to say the least.
Understatement of the century there. When I was a kid in FL, the A/C at my best friend's house died, and it got to almost 120* inside. With the fans
going, north windows opened & used for intake, and the south ones used as exhaust fan spots. It was unbearable, they ended up staying with relatives
for a few weeks until fixing the A/C was afforded.
My grandmother's A/C was a finicky one in her apartment, and she used to just not bother telling the office at all. She'd go for days before neighbors
noticed the shared walls were warmer than they should be.
My husband went to her place once to help her with something, and he said it was 115* in there with the same cooling measures taken as mentioned
above. She didn't seem bothered by it, and kept well hydrated, but come on. That's hot even for the proverbially perpetually freezing cold elderly.
No A/C in Florida for a respite is ungodly.
Edit: After the trifecta of hurricanes in 2004, I was without electricity for 2 weeks in the dog days of summer, it SUCKED. I definitely cracked 100*
inside and stayed there, my highest reading was 108* one day around dinner time. OMFG, that was a brutal couple of weeks.
edit on 7/19/2019 by
Nyiah because: (no reason given)