Friday, August 4, 2017

August Sucks




Just when the inside feels like I could bake cookies on the counter, a magical thing happens.

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics
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Our local energy company SDG&E employs the FLEX energy plan to keep the electrical grids from over-loading.  That means they can turn my A/C off.  Off!! with the fan still running. 

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Off, with the interior thermometer rising slowly up the scale.  82º?  That is nothing.  86º, and it keeps rising.  I stop looking.

Outside?  Thermometer past 95 and still going...

The A/C returned.  God bless it.


Truth is: Summer makes me cranky.  Life sucks.  Leave me alone.

This is a re-post from 2014 or 2013.  It doesn't matter; hot one year or the other doesn't matter.

28 comments:

  1. You have all my sympathies. Hot is horrible. Really, really horrible.

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    1. We live where wind is funneled through canyons and such, making it up here. And it truly is stinking hot.

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  2. Your deleted post was called August Thoughts, the second one is August Sucks. I surmise that the temperature rose 10 degrees between the two.

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    1. No, I put up August Thoughts without removing previous comments. So I did some fine tuning, copy and paste, and re-post. Laziness is basically the cause.

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  3. We have rolling blackouts during summer too, suburbia has to suffer so that hospitals etc can continue to have full power. You'd think with the amount we pay for electricity, they'd have enough to improve the infrastructure so we all can have full power. Instead of profits lining someone's pockets.

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  4. That is so wrong! You're paying for that electricity.
    Summer does suck. Bring on the cooler weather.

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    1. Just knowing that we will have summer until possible October makes me weep.

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  5. Extreme heat is nasty .. yes it is. However it is Aug 5, the temp is shockingly below seasonal, it's wet and windy....trade you. For a little while anyway.

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    1. Are you free for tea? We could face-time and talk.

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  6. I'd be getting my own generator to run the AC. Blah to that heat.

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    1. A generator would be a good choice! There are some powered by solar energy.

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  7. OMG, I don't think anyone would be able to live with my husband if the power company could turn off our A/C. I believe I'd be sending him to their office to hang out! I hope it cools down for you soon.

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    1. Thanks for the thought! Maybe your husband and mine could go to see a horror movie, you and I could get pedicures.

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  8. That teapot is fantastic!

    Keep cool, my friend.

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  9. Ingenious piece of art - that teapot. As for August, one of Edna O'Brien's early books was "August is a Wicked Month." That is especially true in Florida and extra 'specially true this August - in spite of the fact that 'Turtlehead,'our governor (not a term of endearment) does not allow the words 'global warning' to be uttered in his presence. It feels like a rain forest here and the mosquitoes are gaining the upper hand. on a positive note, its great for reading and writing indoors!

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    1. Love her writing. Global climate change makes more sense to me, since it encompasses all disastrous changes we are seeing.

      I love that teapot.

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  10. I don't mind the heat. It's the cold that gets to me. :) I have a question to ask you regarding work. Could you email me at mail4roseyblog@yahoo.com

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  11. Yikes! I wouldn't like the energy company deciding when my air needed to be turned off.
    That teapot is amazing!
    Have a cool one.

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  12. Our temperatures today have been 21C which is about 70F and is great.

    I am not a fan of hot weather ... but wherever we live and whatever the weather I guess we have to do the best we can.
    Moans, grumbles and groans allowed of course!

    All the best Jan

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    1. You must live in Southern hemisphere!

      Somehow, August always gets to me.

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    1. California has many programs to save energy.

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  14. My dad hated the flex thing, although I think he's still enrolled in it. Time to go to the movies, I think.

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    1. Dang, there is no movie running that we care about.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!