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Graven Image
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In my neck of the woods the weather report is over 100 degrees F next week. My plan of dealing with the heat is open the windows at night and run several fans and then close up tight early in the morning. I spend the day drinking ice water usually with a squeeze of lemon and serve cold meals that require little cooking. I wear light loose clothing and stay inside out of the sun once it is 10 AM.

How do you stay cool on hot days.

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Technology is my friend. Air conditioning is essential for people with allergies anyway, and the cool air is a bonus. (I live near Washington DC where the humidity and heat is famously tropical; it is not possible to find an office or a home around here built in the last 50 years that isn't air conditioned.)

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A/C is essential in Arizona. The temperature is predicted to hit 120F (48.8C) by next Tuesday. And no, it doesn't cool down at night, so sleeping with the windows open and fans on is an impossibility.

I go outside as little as possible, and always wear a hat when I do.

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So basically you spend the whole summer trying not to go outside? I don't think I could handle that!
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Move to Phoenix and you'll learn fast enough!

I go out when I have to. From air-conditioned condo to air-conditioned car. For groceries, church, entertainment, etc. I'll sometimes have breakfast out on the porch, before it starts to heat up, or I'll sit out after sunset. I'll walk out to the mailbox.

But otherwise, no. In Phoenix, in summer, you stay inside.

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I cooked an entire pot of lentils and rice last weekend, when it was 90 degrees out, without heating up the entire house. Thanks, electric pressure cooker! I also do quite a bit of grilling at this time of year.

Cold drinks- lots of cold water, iced tea, and iced mate (Terere). Cold beer and raddlers as the day draws on.

The young one likes to get in cold water. I'll either turn on the sprinkler and chase her around, or we'll go to a park with a fountain we can run in. She's also too young to be embarrassed by dad walking around without a shirt on, so I'm riding that as long as I can. (I have memories of my dad walking around shirtless all summer, so it just seems like my prerogative as a dad.) And while I will put on a shirt before going to church ( [Biased] ) I feel no shame about wearing shorts.

I'll also get into the spirit and listen to music from and read books about places that I associate with hot weather. I just finished a book about Laos, and there is lots of African music playing at my house this time of year.

And when it gets really bad? Retreat to mom and dad's house in the mountains, where it is never too hot.

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Originally posted by Salicional:
So basically you spend the whole summer trying not to go outside? I don't think I could handle that!

Here in the Phoenix area I avoid the outdoors about the same as I did in winter when I lived in the northeaster U.S.

I drink lots of water and have been eating salads most days for dinner. No cooking, no warm food. And I'll be escaping the heat three times this summer, traveling to cooler places.

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Miss Amanda, living in a temperate climate where the extreme temperatures range between about -5C (23F) and 28c (82F) I have difficulty even imagining that kind of heat, and the kind of lifestyle it demands. I can understand why you can't go out in summer, but for me the idea of not going out in summer would be as weird as the sky turning green.

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I've had the central air on once this spring. And then only when the air was muggy beyond belief.

Years of spending winter and spring in India have conditioned me to 1. Remove clothing when it is hot. 2. Add clothing as needed in cold weather - as my mother used to say: I'm cold, you kids put on a sweater.

No real need for electrical devices.

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My place of employment has over-active air conditioning. Stepping out of the heat is at first wonderful. But soon the question becomes not so much how to keep cool, but rather how to stay warm!

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It seems as if everywhere is overly air conditioned around here. I have to take a sweater or jacket with me when going to a restaurant, theater, grocery store, even church. It is such a waste of electricity, and it makes it feel even hotter when you step back outside.

One place where I used to work, I wore a hoody all summer. If my boss saw me take it off, she immediately headed for the thermostat to lower it a few more degrees.
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We had someone around the office who was turning on the A/C whenever the building temp got above 70. Which is not only bad for your A/C unit, apparently, but also really annoying when it's only March and the rest of the folks in the office want to open some windows to get fresh air in for the first time in a few months.

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I just went to Wikipedia and looked up some climate statistics for Phoenix. Yowza! An average of 107 days per year where the mercury hits 100F (38C). That's just bonkers! To think about the early settlers there, in the pre air-conditioning days...were they resilient, crazy, or a little of both?
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quote:
Originally posted by Salicional:
To think about the early settlers there, in the pre air-conditioning days...were they resilient, crazy, or a little of both?

Probably a little of both! However, before buildings and paved roads and parking lots covered so much area, it wasn't as hot. Now it rarely cools off in the evenings and mornings once July arrives. I've lived here for over 30 years and can tell the difference. (Not to mention climate change.)

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Traditional Southwestern architecture was far more sensible -- thick adobe walls, careful alignment of windows and eaves.

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Come north ye people. High today was 19°C (66°F) and low is 9°C (48F). Anything above about about 10°, we are all in shirt sleeves, shorts and sandals. I prefer cooler, I can always put on additional clothes, but there's only so much a person can take off.

We do get some hot days (up to about 35°C - 95, but thankfully not too many. Virtually all homes have full basements, and on those days, everyone sleeps downstairs.

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Brenda Clough wrote
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Technology is my friend. Air conditioning is essential for people with allergies anyway, and the cool air is a bonus. (I live near Washington DC where the humidity and heat is famously tropical; it is not possible to find an office or a home around here built in the last 50 years that isn't air conditioned.)

I grew up in DC back in the pre air cooled days. I remember taking a bath and going to bed wet in the hope of going to sleep before I grew hot. We kids would swipe ice from the back of the milk delivery truck, and rub it on our necks. Sometimes they would open the fire hydrants and let us play in the water. If it was really hot the whole family would head to the movie theater which had a large sign across the front saying, " It is cool inside." I am sure the air conditioning paid for itself the first year. Oh yes and the church had fans with a picture of Jesus on them.

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I cooked an entire pot of lentils and rice last weekend, when it was 90 degrees out, without heating up the entire house. Thanks, electric pressure cooker! I also do quite a bit of grilling at this time of year.

Yes, and the slow cooker as well. You'd think of that as a winter utensil for long cooked casseroles, but it's great for roasts and other dishes that can be eaten hot or cold. Cook a leg of lamb or piece of beef on Sunday to have hot, and then again cold a couple of nights later. If your cookers the right size, you can also use it to cook terrines. Our oval one very nicely takes an oval pyrex dish in which Madame can cook a terrine plenty big enough give 4 main course servings.

BBQ outdoors, with charcoal if you're allowed light a fire, gas on nights when there's a fire ban. It's very easy to cook vegetables inside using the microwave and that does not heat a kitchen much. Salads are an alternative.

BTW, what's a raddler please?

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Hate heat. Cold, you can put more clothes on, hot, you're screwed.

Been too hot most of this week.

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It seems as if everywhere is overly air conditioned around here.

No such thing. I'm plagued by people in this office who moan as soon as the AC goes on, even as the temperature moves into the upper 20s. I'm absolutely dripping with sweat. Wish the nesh people would just put a sodding jumper on.

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BBQ outdoors, with charcoal if you're allowed light a fire, gas on nights when there's a fire ban. It's very easy to cook vegetables inside using the microwave.

I wrap my veggies in aluminum foil, maybe with a few drops of water, and steam them on the BBQ while I'm grilling the meat. Doesn't dirty up a pot or dish that way.

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quote:
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BTW, what's a raddler please?

Lager or wheat beer with lemon-lime soda. As little as a splash of soda will do, but you can go all the way to a 1:1 ratio and still have a tasty drink.

Before anyone rolls their eyes and says "you Americans," (a) I actually first encountered the concept while hiking between kellers in the Franconian woods, and (b) don't knock it till you've tried it.

Re: vegetables in the microwave, I do this in the dead of winter. Saves time, energy, and clean up.

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A raddler and a shandy are about the same thing. Shandygaff means I think ginger ale and beer.

I don't think anyone outside of western Canada drinks a redeye, which is 50/50 beer and tomato juice. Can also be with clamato, but I don't know that clamato is available many places (clam juice and tomato juice). A zing of Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce takes it up another notch.

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It's not hot at all here up norf.

You can get cool mats for dogs. Do they exist for humans too?

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quote:
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Originally posted by Gee D:
BTW, what's a raddler please?

Lager or wheat beer with lemon-lime soda. As little as a splash of soda will do, but you can go all the way to a 1:1 ratio and still have a tasty drink.
If it's just a splash of lemonade, it would be a 'lager top' in the UK (possibly Northern usage, someone can correct me).
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I don't think anyone outside of western Canada drinks a redeye, which is 50/50 beer and tomato juice. Can also be with clamato, but I don't know that clamato is available many places (clam juice and tomato juice). A zing of Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce takes it up another notch.
Here in Northern CA. you can see people often getting them with brunch. They are not on a par with Bloody Mary but seen now and then.

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Shandys (shandies?) here were a drink never seen outside the Ladies Saloon or Lounge, when there were such places. But thanks all for the information.

We do many vegetables in the microwave all year round - energy efficient, clean, quick, easy to control and manage timing, the microwave comes out ahead.

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quote:
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It's not hot at all here up norf.

You can get cool mats for dogs. Do they exist for humans too?

Not sure if they sre the same but yes, sheets etc and pillows are available.

A friend in Tasmania with a chronic illness similar to leukaemia swears by them. Heat makes her illness much worse.

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Originally posted by Og, King of Bashan:
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Originally posted by Gee D:
BTW, what's a raddler please?

Lager or wheat beer with lemon-lime soda. As little as a splash of soda will do, but you can go all the way to a 1:1 ratio and still have a tasty drink.
If it's just a splash of lemonade, it would be a 'lager top' in the UK (possibly Northern usage, someone can correct me).
Beer for people who don't like beer.

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I go out with the dog as early as 6.30 am as it is still cool enough around 22-25 deg C. On days I don't go to Pilates I take fruit and yoghurt in my Thermos thingy (and eat it at the lake or the creek after my Morning Prayers)

We are always back by 9.30, 10 am at the max

Usually turn on air-con at 10 or 10.30 to 24 Deg C

In the evenings the "breezah" usually allows us to open all the windows and re-oxygenise and air out the place

At night I either sleep with partner (air-con on 24 deg C) or in the "boys' room" (as it was when there were boys) at 22 deg C

We have these lovely blankets called "piquee" here - soft 100% cotton and a special waffle(?) weave so they drape beautifully.

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Hopefully you live in an older house without insulated walls or something constructed on traditional lines - straw bales, flint, etc.

Windows open to catch whatever breeze there is, wide open at night and curtains open.

NO ICE. Cool drinks and cold food: salad nicoise, tabbouleh, cold souffles, etc, etc, etc. Above all only eat when you feel hungry, not when you feel you should.

20 hour protection sun cream applied first thing in the morning.

And I swim outside every day from (roughly) May to November.

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Today in Phoenix they're saying that it may be too hot for planes to take off and land.

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Today in Phoenix they're saying that it may be too hot for planes to take off and land.

An it is supposed to be hotter there tomorrow (49C). Glad I decided not to spend June there this year. Think I'll wait until November.

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Today in Phoenix they're saying that it may be too hot for planes to take off and land.

An it is supposed to be hotter there tomorrow (49C). Glad I decided not to spend June there this year. Think I'll wait until November.
You're coming in November? SHIPMEET!

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Today in Phoenix they're saying that it may be too hot for planes to take off and land.

Yup. 20 flights so far.

I hope things cool off by Sunday, when I have a mid-afternoon flight out of Phoenix.

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Today in Phoenix they're saying that it may be too hot for planes to take off and land.

An it is supposed to be hotter there tomorrow (49C). Glad I decided not to spend June there this year. Think I'll wait until November.
You're coming in November? SHIPMEET!
I have a house in Maricopa. Now that I am retired, I will spend most of the winter there.

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Today in Phoenix they're saying that it may be too hot for planes to take off and land.

An it is supposed to be hotter there tomorrow (49C). Glad I decided not to spend June there this year. Think I'll wait until November.
You're coming in November? SHIPMEET!
I have a house in Maricopa. Now that I am retired, I will spend most of the winter there.
Wonderful! Let us know when you're coming down and we'll have a Meet. There are four Shippies (that we've been able to identify) in the Phoenix area.

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Please, please, please, try to use the horn a little less when you are driving. The heat is making everyone a bit snarky so honking at everyone doesn't help.

btw, by "heat" I mean lower 30's. This is Britain after all and we don't get anything over 40C.

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Out of curiosity, do people in Arizona, Nevada etc. schedule weddings during the summer, as is typical elsewhere? Or do they wait for cooler weather before asking all their friends & relatives to gather there?
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I've attended summer weddings, although I can't say how frequent they are compared to the rest of the year. Most churches are air conditioned, as are most reception halls. In fact, it's rare to find a building of any kind that isn't.

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Some years ago my wife and I attended an Anglican service in Budapest, in a large gazebo in the Rector's garden. The day was scorching hot and the congregation were all in T-shirts and shorts. The Rector however was clad in full vestments.

Before the service started he asked permission to remove one small item. We readily concurred, but throughout the service we were quite worried he'd drop to the floor with the heat! (He didn't).

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In southern climates now it is rare to find any public building that isn't fiercely air conditioned. (Americans find this startling, when they visit Britain and Europe.) It is why the appetite for power has grown so enormously in the region, and thus why drought (and the drop in water behind dams that supply hydroelectric power) is so dangerous. However, it is certainly true that the southwest could have been ordained by God for solar power collection. If we can all shift over to solar power we can refrigerate ourselves merrily on into the future.

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Sure, I get that. I was thinking mainly of the associated trappings of weddings -- outdoor photos, for example. And getting people's grandparents from the church to the reception hall can't be easy in 110-degree heat!
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Living in the UK heat is not usually a problem. But we seem to be getting all our summer at once this week, with extreme temperatures (i.e. above 30 deg C - cf Sioni Sais above).

I have taken to getting the ice pack out of the freezer, wrapping it in a T-towel to take to bed with me.

(That is a medical pack containing gel used to relieve pain, you can use either cold by putting in the freezer or hot by putting in boiling water. I think I have only ever used it as a cold water bottle.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Salicional:
Out of curiosity, do people in Arizona, Nevada etc. schedule weddings during the summer, as is typical elsewhere? Or do they wait for cooler weather before asking all their friends & relatives to gather there?

In my experience (over 35 years in Arizona) most weddings are in the spring and fall, or occasionally right after Christmas. For one thing, anyone who can possibly get out of town does so. (Church attendance is about half what it is the winter; live theatre, concerts, etc. are pretty much non-existent, etc.) And, as you said, one still has to get from the air conditioned car to the air conditioned church to the air conditioned reception venue.

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
Some years ago my wife and I attended an Anglican service in Budapest, in a large gazebo in the Rector's garden. The day was scorching hot and the congregation were all in T-shirts and shorts. The Rector however was clad in full vestments.

Before the service started he asked permission to remove one small item. We readily concurred, but throughout the service we were quite worried he'd drop to the floor with the heat! (He didn't).

We once went to an Ash Wednesday service in an inland town. Despite it's being 7 pm or perhaps a little later, the temp was still in the high 30s. No air-conditioning there. The priest came out beforehand to apologise that he would not be wearing a chasuble, as the vestment was always hot and the Lenten purple particularly so. He went off to vest and appeared in alb and stole, and wearing sandals. Who knows what he was wearing underneath, but who could blame him if it were minimal. And it looked timeless, 1500 years ago or today.

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I went to an outdoor wedding in Tennessee in July. It was in the mountains, so it was probably only in the high 80s, but with humidity and in dress clothes, that's still hot. They requested that most people park near where the service was held and walk to the reception (about a half a mile) to allow older guests to park near the air conditioned hall.

Everyone made it, although through a bit of bad planning, the only way to get water at the reception was to wait in the bar line. If you ever find yourself asking people to walk a half a mile in heat, at least have bottled water available as soon as people arrive at the destination.

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Was the marriage to last, Og? Now, if they start with poor planning...!

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Yesterday I had to be in our fair capital - I'd forgotten just how horrid London can be in a heatwave. Still, the tennis was good (lots of upsets) and the Pimms flowed.

Temperature when I got home after 10pm was still over 25 degrees so it was straight into the pond for a swim.

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Og, King of Bashan

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Was the marriage to last, Og? Now, if they start with poor planning...!

It'll be 12 years and two kids next week!

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