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That my ice machine is producing slush since my apartment is like the surface of the sun right now, only more humid.
which I believe is more hours than I put on it in the entirety of last summer.
The AC still can't keep up, but the apartment is comfortable enough right now that I'm doubly not looking forward to the walk to client's this morning.
I think the worst part is the fact that after its hot like this for a few days the buildings suck the heat up so it essentially becomes like a brick oven. Even with the AC on it's like trying to cool the inside of your oven with a bucket of ice after baking a cake all day.
when the temps drop in the evening, you fire it up and bring the whole house down (and the attic as well, where the WWF vents to) to semi-sane temperatures, and THEN you switch on the AC.
Attic fans also make a huge difference- my grandmother had one that ran on a thermostat, and it kept the house quite cool even during some hot temps.
That would be nice if it actually did cool off at night, but I checked the temp. curve on our rooftop weather station (Winter Hill, Somerville) and there was a long slow slope overnight that bottomed out at 6am at 75 degrees. At midnight it was still 80 - and that won't cool the house much!
Though I did sleep OK with the window fan that blows right across our bed, the first thing I did when I got up, which is usually to open the downstairs windows (closed overnight for security), was to keep everything closed downstairs and fire up the AC units!
(At 6 it started ramping back up, to 95 by 10:30 where it stayed all day until 5pm, though on calmish sunny days it reads a bit high because of the black rubber roof - according to our other thermometer it was really "only" 93.)
Yeah, Ive got venting fans and they do not work when the temps do not drop. That is the problem, when it is really hot for a day I can normally get my place down to a reasonable temp at night but not when its hot for days at a time and never dips below 75. I am at the point where even the water in my pipes is coming in luke warm when I can normally get nice cool water out of the faucet.
We remain committed to living life witout air conditioning -- but on days like this we do wish we had this modern convenience.
... being in an office has become the better option, what with the air conditioning and all.
I got to work an hour early to get to my cooled office, at first I was just going to hang out but I got a lot of work done and I do not mind working extra if it meant cooling off! I will most likely stay late too...
Ir's so hot that we're living what Southerners call "Spring."
I was telling my wife this morning that it felt like late April in Virginia.
hot, hazy, humid, chance of thundershowers, and an EPA orange alert?
... which I've been avoiding doing for more than a month.
(She's not a fan of sunscreen.)
you can fry an egg on your forehead the sidewalk.
I told my co-worker that I was running late this morning because I underestimated the time it'd take to fry one on my windowsill.
... that Deval Patrick thought his poll numbers were going up, but sadly it was just the thermometer.
... that people started going into the Park Street T station to get out of the heat.
... that Officer Crowley and Professor Gates went out for another round of beers.
... that Theo Epstein traded Dice-K to the Mariners for a large Slurpee and a second-string utility infielder. (A good trade, even without the infielder.)
... that the Back Bay neighborhood association demanded more restaurants with outside seating.
I just saw Satan driving a duck tour bus and he jumped in the water to cool off !
...that Mayor Menino's color has changed from bright orange to blazing red.
...that Mike Flaherty's hair has gone from light gray to dark ash.
...that Sam Yoon cranked his AC while screaming, "to hell with my carbon footprint!"
...that Kevin McCrea yelled, "I blame the BRA!"
Are you sure you don't mean imperial gray?
It's so hot today that instead of publicly challenging Chuck Turner to a debate, we have asked for a water fight instead !
...Joe Pestauro of the MBTA's icy PR exterior has melted.
It was so hot, people in Southie stopped saving the parking space they'd shoveled out.
I had no idea it was that hot outside, this is like the opposite of when hell freezes over
No more calls, please, we have a winner.
... wins the thread.
...Orange Cone Award.
i've told those yuppies numerous times, no cones until a snowstorm.
The chickens are laying hard boiled eggs!
The beers at the bridge tender shack are piss warm.
I had to take off my warmer rain jacket when we got into the city.
Much cooler on this side of the pond ...
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