Texas Heat!

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Texas Heat!

Postby NHE » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:34 pm

Texas Heat

Dear Diary

Just moved to Texas! Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. It is beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

June 14th:
Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.

June 30th:
Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing the lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 10th:
The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th:
Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body). Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

July 20th:
I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car now smells like Kibbles and Shits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.

July 25th:
The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

July 30th:
Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $325,000 house and I can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?

Aug. 4th:
It's 115 freakin' degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.

Aug. 8th:
If another wise ass cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

Aug. 9th:
Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and when sat on the seats in the car, I thought my ass was on fire. My skin melted to the seat. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and ass . . . Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass, and baked cat.

Aug 10th:
The weather report might as well be a damn recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do Shit for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn state? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.

Aug. 14th:
Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus are dead. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. The installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? "Hot enough for you today?" My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking Texas . What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here??

Will write later to let you know how the trial goes.
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Postby skydog » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:42 pm

Holy Crap !!! I will never complain ever again about the cool cloudy pacific northwest. Our weather report goes something like this, cloudy today and partly cloudy tonight, chance of clouds through the week with partly sunny on the weekend becoming partly cloudy by the first of the week and a chance of drizzle thrown in for good measure. Now after living here for over 30 yrs I still have yet to see the real difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny, but who cares !!! We never burn out just mold away... Peace, Mark
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Postby Artifishual » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:14 am

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Re: Texas Heat!

Postby NHE » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:46 pm

Artifishual wrote:Boy I just found this, what a laugh!! thanks NHE


Took you long enough! 8O Just kidding :roll: Actually, I was thinking about you when I originally posted it.

I lived in the Sacramento Valley for 5 years when I was in graduate school and we would typically get about 4 to 6 weeks of 110-115°F weather during the summer (talk about bad weather for someone with MS and heat sensitivity). Right now I'm currently in the Pacific Northwest enjoying a foggy and overcast day at 59°F :P I certainly don't miss the 104°F heat wave that we had about a month ago.

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Postby LoveActually » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:51 am

Hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Being from Houston, I can relate to every bit of that. Except for the cat thing. :)
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