Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. It's time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We'd all like that.

So here's this weeks question: How do you beat the heat of summer?
If we are boating we drink lots of water, and if we can keep the fan on we do. We don't swim (I wouldn't swim in the Delta anyway), so that's out, but wetting ourselves down is done often. Little Bit too.
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  1. If indoors I think a lukewarm shower does the trick i really don't like cold ones brrrrr

    We don't get heat for long herein London, we are just having what our weather people call a heatwave which started yesterday they also informed us it will be gone by Saturday ...no change there then LOL

    Have a muggytastic day ;-h

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    1. We have more hot weather than now here. Pretty mild winters, but our spring, summer and fall is pretty warm. :)

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  2. Throws in the right emoticon :-h

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  3. a quick dip in the pool cools us off.

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    1. Yep, it does indeed. :)

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  4. Any kind of cool water is good. Pool, sprinkler, lake, like-warm shower. Popsicles and ice cream are good, too!

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    1. I love them all and they all work. For a bit that is. :)

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  5. LOL - I love the heat. It's never gets very hot here in Auckland. We don't have air conditioning and we have never needed it.

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    1. That's pretty cool not to have air conditioning. We'd melt without it here. :)

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  6. I have some mighty fina and dandy things known around these parts as awesome central heat and air conditioning. In the summer I use the air conditioning portion of that mighty fine invention. ;) I bless whoever invented it quite often.

    Hope you all have a lovely day! big hugs xoxo

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  7. I keep the air conditioning up in my apartment and I count down the days until autumn LOL

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    1. You and many others count down the days until fall. :)

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  8. Ice cream, although lately we haven't had much summer heat here in Cleveland. This week temperatures are in the 70s.

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    1. It's been hot here. I'd take those 70s. :)

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  9. a/c! pool! water! roche' says he's so cool he doesn't worry about it.

    smiles, bee
    xooxoxoxxo

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    1. Roche is so cool indeed. :)

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  10. Glad Roche is cool. LOL. We just don't do much in all this heat. We do have air conditioning but don't use it unless it is in the 90's. We have ceiling fans too and love to sit outside in the nice shade early in the morning and in the evening.
    So glad to hear that Little Bit gets some cool water on her too. Take care Sandee.

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    1. I keep our temp at 75 during the day and 70 at night. Can't sleep when it's hot. :)

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  11. The A/C does its job many days and I try not to stay out in the sun to long. When I go golfing I make sure that I have bottles Gatorade in my golf bag.
    Have a great day my friend Sandee. See ya.

    Paul

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    1. Staying hydrated is very, very important. :)

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  12. A/C in the car, office and home. Though Hubby often says it's not necessary (until its 90!). But I am so accustomed to it, I just melt and am miserable and witchy without it. When I get home from work Megan and I "swim" in her pool which helps us cool down too.

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    1. I get miserable and witchy when it's too hot too. :)

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  13. Lots of water, iced coffee or tea, and a fan on in whatever room i happen to be standing in. That's about it, except for the ubiquitous A/C we can't seem to live without (we tried for a couple of summers and it was awful!).

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    1. I couldn't survive without air conditioning. It's so hot here. :)

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  14. It's been such a cool summer here. It's July and we were in jackets again yesterday (high 50's / low 60's). I have never seen such a thing, I don't like it. I like the heat.

    We stay watered up too if we're visiting someplace hot.

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    1. Must be that global warming that everyone is talking about. :)

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  15. Dip in a pool works.

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    1. Yep, it does indeed. If you have a pool that is. :)

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  16. Living in Florida means we treat the summer as northerners treat the winter. I only go outside if there's a body of water to jump in or I know I can come home and take an ice-cold shower before doing anything else.

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    1. I was in Miami in February and it was hot then. Hot. :)

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  17. I live in Florida so I treat the summer like I used to treat the winter when I lived in Pittsburgh: with respect and more than a little dread. I still play tennis five times a week and by the time I open the car door and step out I look like I've just been gunged. The Gulf is a five minute walk away so that helps.

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    1. Playing tennis in that heat has to be something awful in the too hot department. :)

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  18. I moved to 6000' in the Sierra Nevada. c-)

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    1. It still gets warm up there, but not as bad as down here. :)

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  19. I dink lots of water and stay indoors.

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    1. Great play Lady Lilith. :)

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    1. Anything above 100 is too hot. You've been getting a lot of too hot up in your neck of the woods. :)

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  21. well up here in Siskiyou County it's been pretty darn hot here. ( as high as 106F ) We close up the house at sunrise and open it back up when things start to cool off in the evening. So far I have not had to do what I used to do when living up in the Portland Metro area - which was take a cold shower prior to going to bed- and going to bed fairly damp-
    No AC when we lived up north nor here as usually our shade trees and high altitude keep things cool enough. This summer so far has been a scorcher. I get up at 5:30ish and water the veggie garden and some other new plantings, then go inside to close the house up. Sometimes we go to Lake Siskiyou to swim. It's supposed to cool off to 86 by this Sunday. Whew! Stay cool Sandee!

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    1. Yikes, that's hot for as high as you are. I'll bet you'll be happy when Sunday rolls around and the temperature is where it's supposed to be. :)

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  22. I love the heat. It's my husband who wants to beat the heat. I'm a tropical flower and he's a polar bear. We have thermostat wars at home. We do agree on swimming in the pool.

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    1. I love the warm, not the heat. About 85 works for me. :)

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  23. Like Cube above I enjoy the heat but my husband freezes me out I go in a warm room unless it's 106 and above then I need ac :)

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    1. Thank goodness hubby and I are about the same where the heat is concerned. :)

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    2. It's not all bad being married to a polar bear... when it's cold, he's my heat generator.

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    3. Cube - It's nice hubby is your heat generator. :)

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  24. We don't have AC. Right now I have a portable screen curtain on the front door, all the windows open, and a fan going. Feels good. I've had a few days in which it was difficult to keep pace with the outdoor temps, but we'll survive. :)

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    1. I was born and raised in Tillamook Oregon and we didn't have air conditioning. It was fine and dandy. A few days a year it got warm, but not often. :)

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  25. During the day, a dip in my sister's pool works wonders. In the evenings, my wide front porch is the place to be.

    Keep cool Sandee & I hope you have a marvelous day. :)

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    1. I'd be on the porch for sure. I love a good porch.

      You keep cool and have a marvelous day too. :)

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  26. A/C and fans during the week and head to cooler temps either in the forest or on the coast on weekends! It was 95 here yesterday and that's just way too hot. Blech. Sadie would pant like crazy when it hit 76 so after all those years of keeping it cool, we still like it 75 or below!

    Hope you and Little Bit stay cool Sandee!

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    1. I'm with you on the 75. That's where our thermostat is set during the day. :)

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  27. Dear Sandee, It is so nice to be back and visiting. I hope all is well!
    I beat the heat with lots of lemon and ice water. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. I love your new Wordpress blog. It's very nicely done.

      I too love my cold water when it's hot. :)

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  28. I mostly stay inside. When I have to go somewhere, I rush to the car, blast the air, and go! If I do something outside, it's either in the early morning or after the sun has gone down. Otherwise it's unbearable.

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    1. Yep, I rush when it's hot out too. I love the good weather, but when it's too hot not so much. :)

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  29. It's been relatively cool this summer, so a fan does the job most of the time. I definitely can't take the heat like I used to.

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    1. Lucky you Binky. It's mighty hot here. :)

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  30. It gets very hot in my neck of the woods. Use to spend at least 3 days a week on the water, alas those days are gone and just sit home under the air conditioner. But I do have those wonderful memories of that cool gulf breeze.

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    1. I love the good weather months, but when it gets over a 100° it's just too hot. :)

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  31. I go into the AC!! hehe

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    1. Me too Bearman, me too. :)

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  32. I remember hearing about our soldiers in the desert sucking on a peppermint lifesaver and THEN drinking water... made them cool off more. Kind of neat! As for me? BEACH!!!!

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    1. I'd not heard this one. Very interesting. It must work.

      Yes the beach works for me too. :)

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  33. lots and lots of ice cold water! and I take a bath at least twice a day. I love staying in the office during summer days because of the AC :)

    Have a nice Thursday!!

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    1. A nice cool shower works wonders indeed. :)

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  34. Sorry I'm late to the party. We normally have some 100 degree days in NW Arkansas during the summer. On those days I get my errands done early or wait until later the evening. During the middle of the day I try to stay indoors. I like summer, but anything over 95 is a little warmer than I care to endure these days. As I grow older, my tolerant temperature range has shrunk. Anything below freezing or above 95, and I prefer climate controlled indoors. Just sayin'.

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    1. I'm noticing the tolerance thing too. The older I get the tougher it is to take the heat. :)

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