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I won’t be outside tomorrow

BoomerD

No Lifer
Feb 26, 2006
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I'll go outside for youse wimps...I have to haul and shovel at least a yard of beauty bark tomorrow...(if the place is open, otherwise, Monday) But first, I have to finish laying the weed cloth...so, if the bark place is closed, I have to dig a few holes, about 12" deep and 14-16" in diameter, cut some driftwood logs for faux-pilings, then string rope around them and connect them together along my driveway.

If I get that done, I have a "beach find" 6x16 timber to pressure wash and get it ready to be used in the ground to build up a slope so I can build a garden shed later in the year.

I work harder now that I'm retired than I ever did at work... :p
 

Red Squirrel

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May 24, 2003
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www.uovalor.com
Was crazy hot here yesterday, not 100F hot but still brutal. Was at least 30C, 35C(95F) with humidex. Only saving grace was that it was super windy, it would have been worse if there was no wind. Still brutal either way though. Constant sweating from just being outside for a minute. I was installing PVC conduit, a job that's not really that hard, but just being outside made it really exhausting. Was going in and out a lot since part of the job was inside the garage crawlspace. It's cool in there but with this heat it was actually quite hot even in there. Had my AC cranked down to like 20.

One thing for sure if I ever do buy property to build a cottage I'm doing the work in winter because screw working in this heat. heat waves are becoming more common here now.
 

lxskllr

No Lifer
Nov 30, 2004
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Went to checkout the new grocery in town(Sprouts) this morning. I wanted to go early before the clusterfuck of humanity showed up. Nice store. I'm glad they came. One of the upsides to gentrification I guess. My food choices have gotten better. Everyone talks about gentrification in the cities where everyone laments their shitty little place on the planet is getting less shitty(though housing price increases are a real problem), but no one talks about the suburbanization of the country...

Anyway, I got out of there about 8:15, and it was already 81 fucking degrees. Maybe more cause the thermometer in the truck updates slowly after sitting awhile. If it was like this all the time(Like the places in the country I prefer don't exist), I'd be heading to the city for one of the *UN*gentrified spots, getting some of that sweet fentanyl, and checking the fuck out of this mess.
 

Iron Woode

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Oct 10, 1999
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our heat warning extends until Monday. It's cloudy here so that will help keep the temps down a bit. It is still humid as heck outside. :(
 

snoopy7548

Diamond Member
Jan 1, 2005
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If it were up to me, I'd be inside all day watching movies with the central AC going, but my brother and his family are visiting so we'll be going into Boston.
 

SKORPI0

Lifer
Jan 18, 2000
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91°F. Did my weekend chores (Laundry, Groceries, etc.) by mid afternoon yesterday. Staying home today and tomorrow, maybe catch up with what's showing on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime.
 

skyking

Lifer
Nov 21, 2001
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I'll go outside for youse wimps...I have to haul and shovel at least a yard of beauty bark tomorrow...(if the place is open, otherwise, Monday) But first, I have to finish laying the weed cloth...so, if the bark place is closed, I have to dig a few holes, about 12" deep and 14-16" in diameter, cut some driftwood logs for faux-pilings, then string rope around them and connect them together along my driveway.

If I get that done, I have a "beach find" 6x16 timber to pressure wash and get it ready to be used in the ground to build up a slope so I can build a garden shed later in the year.

I work harder now that I'm retired than I ever did at work... :p
back in the day you had a pilebuck to rig it up, you sat in the seat and pulled the levers :D
 

BoomerD

No Lifer
Feb 26, 2006
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back in the day you had a pilebuck to rig it up, you sat in the seat and pulled the levers :D
I said for 30 years, "I don't work for a living...I get paid nicely to sit on my ass and watch other people work."
 

balloonshark

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Jun 5, 2008
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92F here with 50% humidity and 72F dew point so it feels like 100F. At least I don't have to go out today.
 
Nov 8, 2012
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Meh, just another day in Texas during our 9 month summer.

Eventually you just get used to being sweaty as balls all the time.

It really sucks though when I'm seeing clients with a full suit + slacks and have to walk a few blocks downtown.
 

Geekbabe

Moderator Emeritus<br>Elite Member
Oct 16, 1999
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If it were up to me, I'd be inside all day watching movies with the central AC going, but my brother and his family are visiting so we'll be going into Boston.
My son went to the movies but took an Uber to get there I went outside at 10am and it was already 90. You are a hero for going into town LOL if it were me,those relatives would have been on their own
 

highland145

Lifer
Oct 12, 2009
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Walked from the red line to the 400 block of Wilson. The wife was not amused. Took uber to the Atwood tavern....1 block.
 

VirtualLarry

Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
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Yeah, it's warm here. I shouldn't have procrastinated and should have vacuumed off the dust layer on my A/C intake before today. I've wondered why the compressor shuts off after five minutes. That might explain why it's 90F in my living room, with all of my crunching shut down, still, with the A/C ON.

And now I hear someone working outside. First it sounded like drilling, now it sounds like weed-whacking. WTF?
 

lxskllr

No Lifer
Nov 30, 2004
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Nice cactus, but at 105°, I'd be cool looking at a picture on the web. Thinking about it, if I could walk to a wild cactus, I'd know my life went really wrong somewhere.
 
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My phone says 109 (claims high was 113). I wouldn't know, I stayed in all day will probably go out to eat here in a couple of hours though. Which I didn't know how I'd take to the heat down here. I normally prefer cooler climates, but the heat hasn't really bothered me. There's a couple of weeks out of the year where it can be just insufferably miserably hot (where just walking to your car and you just start sweating and then the time it takes for the A/C to cool off the car and maybe a day or two where if its not full blast constantly no matter how long you're driving that it would be too warm), but even many of the hot days don't bother me. I'm sure that'd be different if I had to bust my butt working outside during the day (I see some wearing jeans and like full sleeved shirts with safety vests over top and can't imagine how miserable that must be), but thankfully I haven't. Which in my bedroom if I don't cover up the windows (dark curtains) it can get too hot in there pretty quickly. I also make sure to not try and take showers other than at night or morning because even just running full cold it'll be quite warm during the day.

Went to checkout the new grocery in town(Sprouts) this morning. I wanted to go early before the clusterfuck of humanity showed up. Nice store. I'm glad they came. One of the upsides to gentrification I guess. My food choices have gotten better. Everyone talks about gentrification in the cities where everyone laments their shitty little place on the planet is getting less shitty(though housing price increases are a real problem), but no one talks about the suburbanization of the country...

Anyway, I got out of there about 8:15, and it was already 81 fucking degrees. Maybe more cause the thermometer in the truck updates slowly after sitting awhile. If it was like this all the time(Like the places in the country I prefer don't exist), I'd be heading to the city for one of the *UN*gentrified spots, getting some of that sweet fentanyl, and checking the fuck out of this mess.
I've been meaning to check out Sprouts, but I've heard its pretty expensive, and generally there's no reason for me to go out of my way to go there so haven't stopped in yet (we go to a mix of stores that covers what we like, usually stop by them because there's an eating place we like nearby so we'll got eat then get groceries). We stopped by a Trader Joe's once, wasn't impressed. Haven't been to Whole Foods yet either (the nearest one is quite a ways away though, there's several Sprouts that are closer). I think there's supposed to be a mixed Amazon/Whole Foods store that was supposed to be opening at some point but not sure, it might already be open.

I hear (or heard) plenty of people talk about that, and it used to be bitching (think of the small businesses! which already were failing at a high rate in the area I grew up in because people aren't going to spend $30 on crappy quality t-shirts and stuff like that that the local businesses were offering; or they're not going to be able to prop up a bakery selling $5 cinnamon rolls and stuff), but now I hear people complain that their podunk town doesn't have whatever chains they like, so they drive to the nearest city almost every weekend.
 

IronWing

No Lifer
Jul 20, 2001
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For regular groceries Sprouts has pretty decent prices, not too different from mainline grocery stores. They also sell a bunch of organic/healthfood stuff that costs more. Amazon wrecked Whole Foods, don't waste your time there. Trader Joe's is a wino outlet that sells party foods on the side.
 

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