Three Degrees of Separation

I am living in the Celsius world so at 30 degrees and above (86 plus) it becomes unbearable here. It stays about that temp for only a few weeks but it sure seems longer (like months). But if it goes down by only about 3 degrees (6) life gets back to normal. Luckily, next week the temp will go down by those three degrees. The Sweat Sock gets to be just a Sock then.

I am reminded of the old days here before air conditioning. If one could one just left for the summer to a cooler clime. For those who couldn’t would fanned themselves and opened all the windows and try to get a breeze going through the house.

What are your livable temperatures? What do you do when it gets too hot or humid?

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14 thoughts on “Three Degrees of Separation”

  1. Your talking to the wrong person here, I kinda like hot and humid. Being as I freeze 9 months of the year.

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  2. It is quiet humid here, in Atlanta too. In fact, I once had a sushi chef tell me Atlanta reminded him of Tokyo.

    Anyway, what I find is that getting over 90 is when it gets uncomfortable when it is really humid.

    My favorite temps are between 60 and I’d say 75. I keep the house around 70-73 (winter-summer) as we can. When it gets to be `100, the upstairs gets to 75-78 in some rooms at 3pm

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  3. I just finished re-reading Pearl S. Buck’s “The Hidden Flower” with wonderful the descriptions of Japan and the way the houses were built, the gardens, the beauty of Kyoto. My mother visited there and brought me back a beautiful robe and a silk Kimono.  Open the doors to your garden and let the waterfall help keep you cool.

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  4. My rule of thumb is that I lose about 5 I.Q. points for every degree above 25°C.  I just don’t attempt difficult things in inclement weather.  Fortunately, at 47° N and 800 metres altitude, we get no more than a week or two of hot weather a year, and never at night when the programmers come out.

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  5. When I go to Atlanta I go in July. Folks laugh at me, but tell them I have to warm up my old bones for the coming winter in Montana.

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  6. John Walker:
    My rule of thumb is that I lose about 5 I.Q. points for every degree above 25°C.  I just don’t attempt difficult things in inclement weather.  Fortunately, at 47° N and 800 metres altitude, we get no more than a week or two of hot weather a year, and never at night when the programmers come out.

    So when it is hot your IQ is in the low 180s.

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  7. Anything above 70F makes me uncomfortable. Today’s high was just under 80F. Fortunately it drops in the low to mid 60s at night. I can’t wait for summer to end.

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  8. I am in Memphis.   Like Bryan in Atlanta, the temperature has to get into the 90s F. before we think it is hot.   We have had temperatures in the 90s every day since the second week of June.

    We have had an unusually cool summer.   Most days our high temp was 94 to 96.   I don’t think it ever got over 99 degrees F. (37 C.), so we are not complaining.   We just had a cold front move through, with heavy rain this afternoon.   Tomorrow’s high is forecast to be 82 F., so that is going to be wonderful, and for several days this upcoming week.  Then summer will resume until the end of September.

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  9. drlorentz:
    Anything above 70F makes me uncomfortable. Today’s high was just under 80F. Fortunately it drops in the low to mid 60s at night. I can’t wait for summer to end.

    I grew up in Washington State and I liked it when it was a little cold and warmed up by moving.

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  10. John Walker:
    My rule of thumb is that I lose about 5 I.Q. points for every degree above 25°C.  I just don’t attempt difficult things in inclement weather.  Fortunately, at 47° N and 800 metres altitude, we get no more than a week or two of hot weather a year, and never at night when the programmers come out.

    Are they like vampires or zombies?

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  11. G.D.:

    John Walker:
    My rule of thumb is that I lose about 5 I.Q. points for every degree above 25°C.  I just don’t attempt difficult things in inclement weather.  Fortunately, at 47° N and 800 metres altitude, we get no more than a week or two of hot weather a year, and never at night when the programmers come out.

    Are they like vampires or zombies?

    No, vampires and zombies have a life. 🙂

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  12. John Walker:
    and never at night when the programmers come out.

    Hah! So true.

    I keep the house between 72°F and 77°F in the summer, and 65° to 68° in the winter.  Right on the edge of what my wife will put up with.  I’d be fine with 80° and 60°, myself.

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  13. “A zombie, a vampire, and a programmer walk into a bar and the bartender says, …”

    Who orders this?

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