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Old 04-15-2010, 12:49 AM
 
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Default Does Anyone Actually ENJOY the Summer/Heat?

I adore extremely hot weather. I just moved from NJ and everyone I seem to meet abhors the summers here and makes them out to seem like horrible ordeals to "get through". TBH, it's freaking me out.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:54 AM
 
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Wait until you experience a summer here before yuo say you adore the heat. Waaaaay hotter than NJ
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:01 AM
 
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You can freak out when its 120 degrees outside.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:45 AM
 
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I hate it, but being a A/C tech, have to work out in it, getting in attics that feels like you are breathing in a pillow.

One thing though, the sweating must get rid of toxins, because on my day off (in the summer) sitting in the A/C in the house, I feel like crap, I assume from not sweating.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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By the way, each summer for me gets worse and worse, I think maybe the heat ages you, this will be my 6th summer working in it, I hope to get into some other kind of work!
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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For me, the summer can have uncomfortalble moments, like crawling in an attic, or having to work on your car and it can't wait till night fall, or getting locked out of your house, to name a few bad situations.
However, usually it's great. You spend months in shorts and t-shirts and only deal with heat between the car's AC and the walk to your house/work.
The best part is you wait all day inside taking it easy and go out after dark and the night air is warm and feels good. And so many other people are out at night too, usually to have a good time.
The best times I ever had were summer nights in Phoenix during high school. Every teen in the city would be out cruising around all night having fun because they were cooped up all day.
The biggest issue with the heat is how much water you drink. So many transplants never drink enough every day and their bodies never function properly in the summer, which adds to how miserable they are. You should drink a gallon a day to feel alright when it's 113 outside.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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If you enjoy your eyes melting.


It can be fun at times I suppose. It's what you make of it.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I don't think the heat is so bad, it is that it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on..
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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I don't mind it too much. I set my house at 80 last summer and with the ceiling fans whirring all the time it felt pretty cool and comfortable. I can see if you're working in attics or on rooftops all the time how you might want to move to Alaska, or change professions, but when you're in AC all day it feels kinda nice to step outside at lunchtime.

Plus, I love the blue skies 11 months of the year!
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Durango, CO
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With all the threads about the heat I try to soak up ( no pun intended) all I can about how I am going to feel about the heat. It is a possibilty that we are going to be moving in the summer if our house sells quickly. So I am getting nervous. I grew up in Minnesota so we willl see how it goes. I don't mind the cold, actually yesterday I was dropping my daughter off at daycare and my car said it was 34 degrees f, and all I had on was sandals, pants, and a long sleeve shirt and I realized I am not cold, and if I am I really don't mind. So how am I going to enjoy the heat when I don't mind the cold?

But I do agree I feel like it is what you make of it. I plan on just embracing the heat and enjoying living in the warm!
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