Saturday, June 05, 2010

Yeah, But It's Dry Heat. The Kind Of Dry Heat That Mummifies You.

You know what today is? Today is too fucking hot, that's what today is.

My swamp cooler, which seems to be growing less efficient with each passing year, is able to bring the temperature inside my house down about 12 degrees. It is currently 104 outside.

Tomorrow, it's supposed to be 105. I have to go in to work for a few hours in the afternoon. I'm thinking I might just freaking stay there. At least the office is air conditioned.

Fucking New Mexico. Gaaah.

10 comments:

  1. Ooof, it's been over-hot here, the last few days, but nothing like that. And today, it's broken, with thunder and torrential rain. I hope it won't last too much longer there, either...

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  2. Well, you guys hit 75 Fahrenheit and start complaining that you're melting. ;) If it drops back down to oh, 85 or so here during the day, I'll be ecstatic... But it's not going to happen anytime soon, I'm afraid.

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  3. Heh! It's true. It doesn't help that we don't generally have any cooling here, but even so, it's a whole different league. On the rare occasions when it gets that hot here, I usually feel like I really *am* melting.

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  4. It reminds me of the last time I went to visit my sister in Oregon. It was maybe 80, 82 degrees, which seldom happens there, and they were all lying around looking like limp dishrags, apologizing profusely for their lack of aircon and the bad timing of my visit, and asking me in worried voices whether I was sure I was all right and didn't I want to go put on shorts? And the entire time I was walking around with a big smile on my face going, "Oh, it's so nice and cool here!" because back home it was 107 with sunshine that would fry your brains as soon as you stepped out the door. :)

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  5. Hey 80's happen here it was like 95!

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  6. It was in the 80s. And you guys are wimps. ;)

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  7. My past experience with swamp coolers is that they would tone down the temperature by about 20 degrees. You might consider saving up to replace the unit with normal air conditioning (and a programmable thermostat), which definitely will help when it's monsoon season and too humid (um, by New Mexican standards) outside for the evaporative cooler to do any good.

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  8. That would be nice, but sounds like a lot of money and trouble, alas.

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  9. Hey, how about 100 degrees here and 110% Hum. Ha, thats hot!

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  10. I'm not sure it's physically possible to have 110 humidity. :)

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