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Old 06-27-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: New England
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Being on the coast would be different from being inland.
Is there an echo in here?
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Or you could be indoors down in 'paradise' till like November 15th in another two seasons climate.
Exactly. But I wasn't. I worked outside and during the summer it was horrendous until the afternoon storms rolled in but I still was outside and you find ways to cool down just as you find ways to keep warm so that you can go outside in the winter time.

I have no intention of actually hibernating in my house during winter. I have lived where it snowed quite a bit and while it may have been a "dry cold", it's not like I'm foreign to the idea of cold. I LOVE cold. I don't particularly enjoy shoveling snow but I love being outside in the winter.

And this winter, since it's my first "real" winter in a long, long time, there is no way I'm staying indoors. Besides, I have to introduce the dogs to snow..they've never seen it. Should be fun. I can't wait to throw my first snowball for the boy dog to chase and have him get confused.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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TI will take whatever cold weather Maine gets over the summer I'm currently dealing with in the Atlanta area. There's a reason it's called "Hot-lanta".
I have a friend in the Atlanta area, and have visited there briefly in the summer. I understand.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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I have a friend in the Atlanta area, and have visited there briefly in the summer. I understand.
Yesterday I had to ride my bicycle to church. It was very humid and the temperatures had not even gotten hot. When I got out of church it was very uncomfortable. What makes Atlanta summers particularly bad for me is the fact that I don't have a car.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Yesterday I had to ride my bicycle to church. It was very humid and the temperatures had not even gotten hot. When I got out of church it was very uncomfortable. What makes Atlanta summers particularly bad for me is the fact that I don't have a car.
Even with a private motor vehicle, summer is a big reason I moved to Maine from the coast of NC where I lived most previously. As far as I am concerned, 80 degrees (regardless of humidity... or lack thereof) is more than enough heat for any summer day... and even then I am loath to work in the garden unless I have pretty much no choice, mid-day.

From spring through fall in NC, I literally felt "attacked" by the rising sun, and then it got worse through the day. Humidity does make it all worse, though. I recall days when I felt that I needed gills... like I was trying to breathe under water.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Having been "away" for quite some time, I had forgotten that there are only two seasons here.....winter and August!....lol

Oh fer the luv of Pete Dee-ah! Dontcha know it's not wintah and August!

Jeesly noooo!

It's "Wintah" and "Preparin' Fer Wintah!"
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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Even with a private motor vehicle, summer is a big reason I moved to Maine from the coast of NC where I lived most previously. As far as I am concerned, 80 degrees (regardless of humidity... or lack thereof) is more than enough heat for any summer day... and even then I am loath to work in the garden unless I have pretty much no choice, mid-day.

From spring through fall in NC, I literally felt "attacked" by the rising sun, and then it got worse through the day. Humidity does make it all worse, though. I recall days when I felt that I needed gills... like I was trying to breathe under water.
That's why I want out. I wouldn't mind so much if I were much closer to the sea, where I could get a breeze, but Atlanta is inland, and 4 hours away from the nearest ocean. And for me, it can be 80 degrees but the air must be dry, and/or an ocean breeze(or at least a strong breeze) must come with it. The humidity in the Deep South is a nightmare. Today it isn't as humid as it was yesterday, but I can't dress nice without having problems. I work for my university, so I like to look nice. However, that proves to be difficult in the summer. As for needing gills, I know that feeling. The way Atlanta works is you step outside and you sweat immediately, even if it's 10AM.

I used to live in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle area specifically. I will gladly put up with 10 days of drizzle better than 10 days of heat/humidity in Atlanta. It least in Seattle it will be much cooler, and the Pacific Ocean is not far away. Summers in Seattle are nice compared to Atlanta.

As for Maine, at least I have ample opportunities to play in the snow during the winter.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Maine
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"Maine has only two seasons" Good and better!
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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"Maine has only two seasons" Good and better!
Close...it's Better and Best....
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Might be different in Maine, but I doubt it. It is, however, often said in jest, especially when the summertime temperatures hover near the levels I prefer (below 80 degrees.)
Last summer, when I was staying in Bar Harbor(not my house unfortunately since its rented full time), the temperatures got up to 82 with humidity of about 60%. Everyone was sweltering and complaining that they were going to have to buy air conditioners if this GLOBAL WARMING were to keep up. I had just escaped 95 degree PA with 102 supersaturated humidity.

I tried not to laugh, and .... was just barely successful.

This summer, since I'm now retired, we'll miss our beloved July 4 celebration, but thankfully won't have to suffer through another few horrible Maine days of 82 degree temps and 60% humidity since we can come up in the fall and pay reduced rates. Of course if we sell our house by then, we'll just move up permanently.
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