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Am I the first PNWer to break down and whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine?

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    Am I the first PNWer to break down and whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine?

    I'm hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot! I spent the afternoon at Starbucks for the air conditioning, and the temperature in my car when I came out (at 5:15 p.m.) was 113 degrees! That breaks the car-in-sun record formerly held by a restaurant parking lot in Salt Lake City in 2001 or 2002. Never thought I'd break it after my move to Washington.

    The horses seem to be doing fine. We hose them off and make sure they are drinking and have salt (they are going through both at a rapid clip). And I know we don't have humidity to speak of (not in the summer anyway... sure is damp enough in the other three seasons) and that 100+ degrees is common in other parts of the country. But when you aren't used to it... and when it isn't common enough for your home to have air conditioning... ugh this IS brutal.

    This year has had snow, ice, record-breaking flood and now record-breaking heat. Preparing for the swarm of locusts...
    Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.
    Starman

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    Wow that is hot for up there. When I lived in Everett many moons ago we barely broke the 80's in the summer, and no air conditioning in our townhouse.

    Being from Kentucky it took me a while to get used to the no air conditioning thing and the cooler summers... and the rain

    I moved back to Ky.. don't miss the rain.. but I can sympathize with you.

    Want me to send you some cheese to go with your wiiiiiine????
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      #3
      Originally posted by JoZ View Post
      I'm hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot! I spent the afternoon at Starbucks for the air conditioning, and the temperature in my car when I came out (at 5:15 p.m.) was 113 degrees! That breaks the car-in-sun record formerly held by a restaurant parking lot in Salt Lake City in 2001 or 2002. Never thought I'd break it after my move to Washington.

      The horses seem to be doing fine. We hose them off and make sure they are drinking and have salt (they are going through both at a rapid clip). And I know we don't have humidity to speak of (not in the summer anyway... sure is damp enough in the other three seasons) and that 100+ degrees is common in other parts of the country. But when you aren't used to it... and when it isn't common enough for your home to have air conditioning... ugh this IS brutal.

      This year has had snow, ice, record-breaking flood and now record-breaking heat. Preparing for the swarm of locusts...

      We haven't had ANY warm weather here since June and even then it was only a few days. I'm still putting the heat on in my car on my way to work and wearing a sweater and/or jacket when I walk the dog!!

      Yup, we're whining here for sure -- the forecast for the next two weeks isn't much better, either - just in the 60's !!!
      Jigga:
      Why must you chastise my brilliant idea with facts and logic? **picks up toys (and wine) and goes home**

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        #4
        Well, I am in Central Oregon, so we don't have it so bad. It did reach 100 here today, but it was 50 when I got up this morning and will get down to that again tonight. And we always get a breeze in the afternoon.

        Hang in there.....just think of the snow and ice a few short months ago!
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          #5
          It has been a cooler than usual summer here...very weird weather.
          I hope it cools off for you and the animals soon

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            #6
            JoZ--I did my whining over on "Around the Farm"! It is MISERABLE down here--106 today, with gusty east winds out of the Columbia Gorge. Great for windsurfing, crappy for the rest of us. I haven't ridden since Sunday, AM, and I have a show coming up in 8 days--I'm just glad it isn't this weekend!!

            It will "only" be 100 tomorrow. We've been 90 or above for something like 6 days now--will go thru the weekend like this as well. Definitely not normal for us 'green backs' of the PNW.

            My poor farm animals are just suffering. At least our swallows managed to time it right, and the baby got off the nest right before the hot hit.
            Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

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              #7
              Originally posted by tazz001 View Post
              It has been a cooler than usual summer here...very weird weather.
              I hope it cools off for you and the animals soon
              Same here. We have hot days, but it seems like it has been a lot cooler this summer, then in past summers.

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                #8
                My car said 117 degrees, in the sun, at the Ben Franklin in Redmond. Down to a mild 104 by Bridle Trails.

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                  #9
                  It's been a cooler than normal summer for us too (NE Ohio). Not that I'm complaining! I'd love it if it was 70 all year round It's been a great summer for riding so far and trail riding has been just delightful

                  Hoping that it cools down for the rest of you!
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                    #10
                    I will join your whine!Up here in B.C. (fraser valley) it's well over 100 (38 celcius on the porch right now at 7:30pm) and of course i am wearing shorts to bring the horses in tonite.Little did i know that some wasps had decided to start a nest in one of the metal tube gates.You guessed it,3 stings before i figured it out.Ouch!
                    mm

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                      #11
                      I was just telling my farrier yesterday what a lovely summer we have had in Ky. Not the usual scorcher.. maybe our weather got switched with you guys up north??
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                      ____/ minute of it! Member stick horse art lovers
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                        #12
                        Yuck. In that case I'll stop complaining about the endless rain out here in New England. Early July I was still wearing sweaters and had the full pile of quilts on the bed. Now it's still raining and densely humid, but temps in the 80s. So dank and moldery and oppressive I can't stand it! Nothing dries. Everything feels constantly sticky. The mosquitos are terrible. Okay, I complained anyway!

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                          #13
                          Ouch Myrna!! I was watering my Lavander, which loves this heat, and was wading through masses of bees, who left me along, thankfully. I went out in shorts and a sports bra...and I am not the owner of a body which should be displayed is so little clothing!! But I did. not. care. I used the mister function on my garden sprayer multiple times. This sucks. But, TwoFatPonies, I won't trade your rain and humidity and 80's, thank you. It rains enough out here, without us losing our 2 months with little to no rain!
                          Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

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                            #14
                            Oh, I'm whining right with you! My sister's car (outside temp) said 107 in Marysville today. ACK!!

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                              #15
                              The thermometer on my back deck hit 110* at 10:30 AM and finally got back down to 106* around 6PM.

                              Ugh. Poor horses! But at least they are learning to stand for getting hosed off (I RARELY hose off my horses so they're all pretty naughty about it- the only ones who hold still are my ex-show horse and the two former racehorses). I just think of it as a good learning experience for them.

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                                #16
                                I did my whining on Facebook today, when the thermometer informed me that it was 102 outside my door, and 88 in the house. (Yes, typical WA house-- ceiling fans and a couple of bedroom window A/C units, but no central air, because honestly, it doesn't tend to get ungodly hot and STAY that way out here).... at least that's what they tell me. As a transplant from MD, I like to think I can handle heat and humidity, but when the temps jump 20 degrees in 4 days, that's a different story. Yeesh!! Make it stop, and somebody send me a blue raspberry snowball!

                                The neighbors' horse seems to be hanging in there-- but I haven't seen much of him lately; I suspect he's taken up residence under the fans in his run-in. I think this is one of the few times in my life I'm grateful to be currently horseless... what a mess this is!

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                                  #17
                                  KLS--I'm in Kingston too and it was HORRIBLE here when I got home (back deck thermometer said 108). I'm usually pretty good in weather like this about closing the windows on whatever side of the house the sun is coming in on (which keeps the temps at least a little more manageable). But I didn't get home today until 4pm which meant that all of the windows were open all day (my poor nanny!) and the thermostat thermometer was pegged at it's highest point (95 degrees) and I think I can pretty safely say that it was 100 degrees IN THE HOUSE My nanny looked like something the cat had dragged in and both of my kids were sweaty little things when they woke up from their (way-too-short-because-of-the-heat) naps.

                                  I have never been so miserable in my own home. I finally broke down and ordered a free standing AC unit to be delivered via [EXPENSIVE] 1-day delivery from Walmart (thanks to the complete unavailability of anything related to "cooling" in any stores around here). I'm sure it won't arrive until after the heat wave is over, but at least I'll have it for next time

                                  But the thing I'm REALLY tired of is the number of friends I've had get mad at me for complaining about the heat! I keep hearing "you can't complain about sunny weather after complaining about all of the rain this spring." Um....excuse me??? I think I can safely say there's a middle point between 30 straight days of rain and 100 degree heat. How about our normal mid-70s sunny July weather?
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                                    #18
                                    You are not the first to whine and you are entitled. This is a really serious problem and the poor, very young and elderly and the homeless are getting hit very hard. When there was a heat wave in france a few years ago the toll was appalling. I hope we can avoid this.

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                                      #19
                                      Boy, I feel for you!

                                      I'm from Ontario and the heat and humidity we normally get down here in NoVA just tosses me flat. 90-100*+ for WEEKS at a time. UGH! I don't think I will ever get used to it. My first summer here I thought I was going to melt and even though I've been down here for almost 10 years now, I still feel like I'm going to melt!

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                                        #20
                                        I am really surprised I haven't heard more whining! I sure would be whining here in Colorado! It is crazy!

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