What did we used to do before air conditioing?

I just stepped outside on the patio and checked out the thermometer.

It’s 102o, in the shade.

Personally, I blame Bush.

Our electricity went out yesterday evening, just as the big CME solar storm was supposed to be hitting the earth.

Fortunately, power was restored in an hour or so.

Dang, it’s hot.

17 Responses

  1. Sorry about the heat Nuke, you must have got ours and the forecast for next week is about 10 degrees cooler than normal, http://www.krcrtv.com/wxmap/24200544/detail.html

  2. The population of the South increased dramatically when a/c became affordable and common.
    We’ve been running right around the 105 mark for almost a week now, but compared to last month when it was in the low 90’s, it is much more comfortable now. The humidity has been real low during this heat wave, but is about to change, which will make it like last month.
    Personally, I don’t care, I can deal with it for another month or so. As I so often remind people, I don’t even own a snow shovel.
    I also have the comfort of knowing fall is almost here, high school football in 26 days and college in 33.
    We’ll be walking out the front door with a sweater on in no time.

  3. I hate summer, give me the snow. (i’ve got many shovels) 😉

    • I don’t mind a Texas winter or summer, but I do thoroughly hate snow. We had a lot of snow this past winter and on the worst days of snow fall, I never set foot outside and only occasionally looked out the window and cursed what I saw.
      I was living in Austin when the record summer of 108 consecutive days over 100 degrees hit. I never once turned my a/c on, just ceiling fans and lowered the water temp in my bed by a couple of degrees. I only drove cars without a/c, it was a performance thief.
      What I do love, though, is the wonderful thunderstorms with lots of lightening and rain we get. Especially at night, those boomers and torrential rain make me sleep deep and peaceful.

  4. when I read artices about people living off the grid, I cringe to think about life without AC. At least in the South. Now where you are, RD, you can make it without AC. But here, I just cannot imagine it.

  5. that would take a butt load of solar panels to run the ac.

  6. The new owner told me he’s probably putting it up for sale…probably in the $million range though. (i love that place)

  7. It was 102 degrees a couple days ago, Nuke. A little above our normal temp.

    • I just can’t handle the heat like I used to.

    • Yeah, I felt it this year, too. I was supposed to put new fences up this year and haven’t. SwampMan being incapacitated and grandsons being here nearly every day isn’t helping!

  8. Cold is Deadlier than Heat, Despite Summertime Media Frenzy.

    The three months with the lowest mortality are the hot-weather summer months of June, July, and August.

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