Step 1. A cold drink (usually ice water - I keep half bottle of water frozen in the freezer, then add more water when I come in, so I can chug-a-lug; o,r an ice cold bottle of Lemon-lime GATORADE to chug.
Step 2. A/C. By the time I finish chugging, my body temp has dropped, the AC feels like the North Pole, and I'm shivering!
Step 3. Sit down under the box fan until I'm dry -- no need for the shower yet, 'cause I'm NOT finished.
Step 4. Go back outside to take those garden pics!
Step #6. NO cooking! Grab something fast and cool!
Step #7. Repeat Steps 1-5 while drawing a cool bath.
I voted other because, I do all except, I don't eat the watermelon, or peaches, or take photos that much.
I also like watching Cheers from 3:00 - 4:30 PM I know that wasn't mentioned, but I really enjoy watching this show.
I said shower-a cool one, but I suppose it's really a/c first. I am glad to see Honeybee say their Carrier is 36 yrs old-mine is 23 and does just fine. I do admit I like the heat so unless it's 100 F+ (like it has been) I just run the attic fan. LOVE my attic fan! Cools the room down AND lets me have my windows open. I hate having to keep windows shut. Since June though, I've had to have the a/c on. With the humidity, our heat index has been awful...even for me.
[quote="Cindy_Rae"]I said shower-a cool one, but I suppose it's really a/c first. I am glad to see Honeybee say their Carrier is 36 yrs old-mine is 23 and does just fine. I do admit I like the heat so unless it's 100 F+ (like it has been) I just run the attic fan. LOVE my attic fan! Cools the room down AND lets me have my windows open. I hate having to keep windows shut. Since June though, I've had to have the a/c on. With the humidity, our heat index has been awful...even for me.[/quote]
Cindy Rae...I am from KCMO also. I can relate to the high humidity that is there. Cold winters and brutal summers.
Hi Moxies! We do get it all here! This past winter we actually broke our record cold at -12 and yesterday we broke our record high at 107. Glad you moved?! Tornadoes, cold, hot...you name it ha! I live right in the little 6a area on the zone map and have the weirdest weather here. Tornadoes actually go around our little neighborhood since we're so low, but we see them going by sometimes. It seems strange to me how the rest of KC gets slightly different weather..rain, tornadoes, than we do. One of those oddities of nature I guess!
lol Jujul I'm with you there friend. Ice cold beer,(or glass of wine) a quick shower, hubby takes out or grills, I sit in A.C. and have another ice cold beer (or glass of wine), relax on couch, sleep, wake anywhere from 1 to 4 then start it all over again.
[quote="Cindy_Rae"]Hi Moxies! We do get it all here! This past winter we actually broke our record cold at -12 and yesterday we broke our record high at 107. Glad you moved?! Tornadoes, cold, hot...you name it ha! I live right in the little 6a area on the zone map and have the weirdest weather here. Tornadoes actually go around our little neighborhood since we're so low, but we see them going by sometimes. It seems strange to me how the rest of KC gets slightly different weather..rain, tornadoes, than we do. One of those oddities of nature I guess![/quote]
Cindy Rae> I grew up in Plaza/Westport neighborhoods. We didn't see a whole lot of tornadoes right there, but I also lived in Paola, Coffeyville, and Manhattan. 10 yrs combined there. My little truck has 5 tornadoes worth of hail damage on it. I just left Manhattan in early 08. Traded it in for Upstate Carolinas.
I might have chosen differently in the past, but I have an even greater appreciation for AIR CONDITIONING since ours died during one of our recent 100 degree days... it was fixed by sundown, but boy oh boy were we complaining by then! I feel very fortunate that I can go to the thermostat control and, as my Grandma said, "just push a button!!" to make the house comfortable. Grandma also used to say that the "good ol days" (which my uncle in particular loved to extoll) weren't always so great... and central heat/air was definitely one of her favorite modern amenities!
I am so thankful to live in a temperate region, I cannot abide heat much over 80 (I know, I'm a wuss) and prefer low 70s. I don't know how you folks function in the more extreme areas. I guess indoors with AC from the comments. Stay cool.
I've always lived in the same place-same house even, so I guess I'm just used to it. Besides, I really do like the heat & don't usually run the a/c except for the hottest week or two each year. We've had a hotter summer this year though, like everyone else. Our 100-110 or so started in late June & has been pretty constant since then, causing us to run it lots more than normal . I like hot, just not the high humidity we've had...when you feel like you're swimming through the air! My husbands parents live in Olympia, WA. We visit every year-which I enjoy, but I always freeze, even in July! Seems like they're one of the very few places in the country that hasn't had a scorching hot summer. Still, I'll take the heat and use my a/c when it's too much! :) It is finally cooling off though-only mid 90's for the next few days & maybe some rain(Fingers crossed!).
At my house, just about anything, as long as it doesn't require humidity (no orchids), can handle some heat (no fucshias), and doesn't require a cold dormant period (no peonies). If you crossed Arizona and Florida, you might get southern California.
Kelli, I lived in Santa Monica back in the early 60's, but at that time I was busy working, and lived in an apartment, so I didn't get into flower's then. I do remember getting cold at night and early morning, but always nice in the afternoon's.
Cindy, even my sister who grew up here and now lives just on the east side of the Cascades gets chilly when she comes to visit. I think it is our marine air, different kind of cool than in drier areas. I'm pretty acclimated to the PNW, have to dive for shade and take a couple of grumpy pills in any type of heat - moist or dry doesn't seem to matter. So I've been smiling in my tiny green strip of the US weather map which has been predominantly yellow to red most of the summer for the majority of states.
Bonehead-I think I need those grumpy pills in the winter here HA! You do have a different kind of cool there, no doubt about it. I've noticed it just gets colder the closer to the ocean you get too. Then there's the rain-no thunderstorms, just rain. I think it rained the entire week we were out there last month (2nd week of July). Made for a pretty chilly visit! My husbands family enjoys it there though. Most of them have lived there their whole lives so I suppose they're used to it like I'm used to my weather here. Hate the winters though, think I need to live further south!
My little lap pool is on the way to the door, so I drop my dirty clothes and jump in the pool to cool off first. (luckily our back yard is very private) Float around until my head stops throbbing, and watch the birdies and the trees. Then grab a towel and go in for dry clothes and a drink. I repeat this probably 6 times per day, since I can only tolerate about 15 or 20 min. of gardening at a time in the summer. My gardening gets done in little bites.
I love to get a cool bath/shower... soak until I get cold. Then get some fresh clothes on and get a glass of iced tea... recoup a few mins... with tv time or pc time with my boys... then off to house work or cooking...lol I love it all!!
My garden is just about all dried out now. No more long hot hours spent there. I do have one patch of volunteer tomatoes..they are doing very well. One new patch of corn...they seem to like that spot. And my okra, behind the woodshop. I just check on them all anymore...and, we got some rain yesterday. woo hoo!!