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Old 07-18-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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I still remember moving to Tampa from East Tennesse 20+ years ago. I swear, my pores were open for 2 solid years. I had a job in corporate...had to wear the worsted wool suits, nylons, pumps, blah blah blah. I was driving a blue Volkswagon Beetle with no air condition. It didn't take me long to trade for something with AC.

Fast forward to today. Now that I'm a fifty-something (ahem) with raging hormones, I'm subject to spontaneous combustion. My poor DH thinks we live in an igloo.

Yes, I think the Florida heat and humidity are here to stay. I'm thankful for the AC (and the side-by-side fridge at night for a little extra cooling when necessary)!
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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Fast forward to today. Now that I'm a fifty-something (ahem) with raging hormones, I'm subject to spontaneous combustion. My poor DH thinks we live in an igloo.

Yes, I think the Florida heat and humidity are here to stay. I'm thankful for the AC (and the side-by-side fridge at night for a little extra cooling when necessary)!
I call them 'power surges' -- I've been suffering with them for over 5 years. The strange thing is, I don't notice them as much in the heat of summer (even though they're definitely there) -- but in the winter, I've been known to drive home from work with the car window open in 15-degree weather.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:15 AM
 
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Wrong! Dead wrong... Just go out there these days without taking a dip into the pool or beach, I'm sure you'll find it uncomfortable, even buck naked...
I have my window open right now and it's very comfortable. It's 7:15 AM.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Dry conditions here for the next week. It's mid morning, and it's only 78F with a dew point of 68F. Feels like October right now.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Miami
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I have my window open right now and it's very comfortable. It's 7:15 AM.
You are in the minority, most people in Florida have their A/C on and windows shut this morning.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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You are in the minority, most people in Florida have their A/C on and windows shut this morning.
I usually set my AC to about 75 at night before bed. Even in the summer time, when I wake up the interior of the house is usually cool enough that the thermostat says 74 or 75 without the air conditioning running.

Granted, in the daytime it runs basically all day, but I have an old house and a pretty old air conditioner to boot.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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I don't use the AC to sleep unless it's extremely hot out. It seems like a waste of money to use.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The Shires
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...I like outdoor activities that don't involve frying myself to death at a beach or a swimming pool. The fact is that the combination of heat AND humidity is unbearable to many, since it pushes the heat index up to triple digits. Add to that, here in South FL, there's no respite at night.

I'll take cold, anyday.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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For some reason, the last couple of years I've had issues with dehydration (altho you will never see me without a water bottle), and I can't be outside during the summer for more than a few minutes without getting sick. It's really awful for me too becoz I have had a plant nursery - just sold - and we're leaving it in no small part becoz of this issue. I used to have no probs with the heat either. Oh! And, I'm fine on the beach, where the heat index is probably less due to the breeze.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I still say the humidity on the gulf coast is probably the worst. I have my AC set at 77 and it is going on CONSTANTLY, night and day.
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