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Old 07-31-2011, 10:36 AM   #127
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Good news....The Hot Weather for the week is past.
Bad news.... Weather forecast is for hotter weather this week...no end in sight. 110 for today. Maybe I will find something to polish on.
Head down to round rock and hit the SOTR with some polish if you like Robin! If that isn't enough I sure could use your help on welding, installing a new floor, installing new roof vents, panel replacement, etc, etc, etc.

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:25 AM   #128
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I tell people this is the beginning of a shanty town, but like I mentioned before- Big Brither city officials made us move. Then the AC motor went out (perect timing) and there we were right in the sun. well- I found this aluminum coated (both sides) bubble wrap insulation thats highly reflective and began plating the AS with it. Makes a pretty darn good barrier against the sun. Here's a picture and I am not ashamed ha because this will be the last residence we have here in this town.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #129
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I'm not boasting but we have not put in our window units yet in out house in Oregon. High of 82 today with 50 through the night. Free ac and sun. Hope you guys get a break. Ted
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:25 AM   #130
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I'm not boasting but we have not put in our window units yet in out house in Oregon. High of 82 today with 50 through the night. Free ac and sun. Hope you guys get a break. Ted
It's going to break us, before it gives us a break. This week promises to be the worst yet this year, 106-108 in the DFW area. Happily we're going to AR on Thursday morning, should be good for a 6-8 degree improvement and hopefully cooler nights. Unhappily we'll have to load up on Wednesday in the 100s.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #131
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It's going to be pretty hot here as well! I'm going to pack at night (a little cooler) and hook up the generator to run the ac on Thursday when I pack the food. AR is going to be hot but at least we won't be working!
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:12 PM   #132
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Counting down the days until I can move back to the great northwest!
This Texas heat is killing everything. No way to live.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #133
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Counting down the days until I can move back to the great northwest!
This Texas heat is killing everything. No way to live.
This year is definitely an outlier. It's always hot, but this summer in Texas is ridiculous. It at least keeps Californians from snapping up all our affordable real estate. That's the only positive spin I can think of.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:02 PM   #134
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Counting down the days until I can move back to the great northwest!
This Texas heat is killing everything. No way to live.
Oh yeah, and the soaker hoses around my foundation are running up the SAWS bill like you wouldn't believe.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #135
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It's not outlier. Fire, drought and elevated temps are the new norm for all of Texas, much of the South and most of the Plains. A wet & mild summer will the exception from hereon for any reasonable planning purposes.

Keep in mind that while we all hate the daytime high temps, it is the elevated night time temps that kill off the old, sick and very young: no relief means exhaustion. Heat waves kill more Americans than all other natural disasters combined.

Glad I'm in Corpus Christi. As soon as the sun sets we fall back into the very comfortable 80's, unlike Dallas . . 98F at midnight is no joke.

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Old 08-02-2011, 02:52 PM   #136
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Our high heat has subsided somewhat...the humidity is crazy and unrelenting though! Absolutely no night relief at all!
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So, it's not really as bad as I feared, it's only 6 degrees above ambient in my Argosy at the moment. Unfortunately, that adds up to 115F! It's parked in full sun on the street in front of our house (we're going on a trip in the morning.) The forward, aft and curbside windows are open, sunward curtains/blinds closed.

The refrigerator is on the curbside, and the curbside is facing south... it was about 42F in the refrigerator this morning around 0800 (I lit it about 1900 yesterday) but with the sun beating that side of the trailer and the interior temp so high, it's about 75F in there now. I guess one of the fan mods for pulling hot air out the refer vent is in my future. Looks like the ice chests will have to save us tomorrow! I'm sure the awning would have made some difference, but it would overhang the sidewalk and that didn't seem like a good idea. Until we have time to stay away from Texas in the summer, I think it's going to be mostly fall/spring/"winter" camping for us and take the summer off.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:56 PM   #138
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Now you know why those who couldn't afford to go to Colorado from Texas (the YMCA camp at Estes where neighbor met neighbor) via train in days of yore came to North Beach in Corpus Christi when the barrier islands were still private ranches (pre-1960). TX-358 changed all that. No more "Coney Island" amusements.





From my old address on West Hildebrand in SA to the National Seashore is right at three hours. I trust you can find something more interesting when at that beach than my last trip there from out of town: got sucked into Jackson Bate's new biography of Samuel Johnson. Only ventured out at night . . . all night. Nothing like to youth to have it all.

A strong breeze and cold beer. Lot's of both.

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #139
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I moved here from north Texas a few months back . The last cold winter and hot summer in Texas did it for me. It's much nicer here...
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It's too hot today. The breeze is from the south so we're getting Austin's heat island air - it's 102 in the shade but it'll carry on heating up for another couple of hours.

We had a brown-out earlier. My sawzall was running slowly, so I went in, and DW said we were having a brownout. Lovely. Hope rolling blackouts don't follow.
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