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Old 08-18-2011, 09:56 PM
Location: Not Moving
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Originally Posted by LargeMargeSentMe View Post
High 70s would be good for lows. I'm known to say, "I'm chilly" at 80 degrees. 60 is the lowest I like for cold. If I have to wear anything heavier than a sweatshirt then it's just too cold for me. 65 - 90 year round would be perfect.
Same with me too! I am so glad to be back in my home state and away from the midwest winters, and humid summers. I'm in Austin, so in the summer I can literally go jump in a lake (what's left of it)...or my pool.....or kayak Town Lake, etc.

I was in SoCal over Spring Break and thought is was cold! I lived there for 3 years and always froze at the beach. But, to each his own.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:58 PM
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EXTREME HEAT ALL THE WAY. Just moved here from Minnesota and am loving it. After 20 plus years of living in the cold I am now free. Great feelings. You don't know extreme cold until you have lived in it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:59 AM
Location: League City
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While it is really, really hot right now, it is obviously less dangerous than extreme cold providing you take precautions and don't ignore your body's warning signs. I work at a college, and in the middle of the day, when the electronic signs read 104, there were several people (I guess it was a PE class) jogging outside and doing sit ups. The baseball team was practicing. Maintenance guys were driving around in their golf carts finding stuff to fix. My boss likes to go outside and smoke, and sometimes he drags one of us with him just to talk. So yes, I was standing in the sun when the temp was triple digits. That sucked, but hey I am new, and this is the boss.

I suspect any of this would be more difficult when the temperature is approaching 0.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:55 AM
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I would prefer the heat, however not Houston heat. The heat in parts of the world tends to be during the day and at night its much cooler. However, here in Houston the Humidity just kills people no matter day or night.

Humidity is the devils work, i swear. My A/C went out at my house and when we went to open the windows... IT WAS EVEN HOTTER!!! The humidity is heavy and unforgiving. You sweat in it, you have a hard time breathing, you add that with the extreme sunlight here in Houston and you have hell. Whereas in cold weather if your heater goes out you can just bundle up and get some hot soup in you.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by HoustonRonnie View Post
Extreme cold. You can always put on more clothes, but you can never take off enough.

Just sayin'...

My thoughts exactly. Bring on the extreme cold.

You can layer up and immediately start warming up. You can strip buck naked and still be overheated for a good while
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:57 AM
Location: Inner Loop
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I'm not trying to hijack the thread, but I wonder of some people answers would change, if we didn't have the comfort of modern conveniences. Would you guys feel the same way you do if you didn't have a heater, for cold winters; or a pool, for hot weather? And you can include any other ones like snow tires, snow plows, and cars with air-conditioning, etc.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by blkgiraffe View Post
You bring up a good cold.

Dry cold and dry heat is pretty tolerable for me. Overall though, I much prefer extreme heat. I can still get out and do things in the heat.
Thanks for all the response! I was thinking the same thing. You can still do stuff outside on the extreme heat but on the extreme cold, you can't wait to get indoors...
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:20 PM
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Extreme heat, I can be working in the yard in 90 to 100 degree temps and take a break in the shade on the patio with a giant mug of ice tea and be fine in 10 minutes or less. I hate being so cold your ears, hands and nose are bright red and you're shivering. The only relief in that situation for me is to go inside. Most Texans don't layer themselves with clothing in the winter, they wear what they normally wear in the winter pants and long sleeve shirts/sweaters maybe and put on a coat or jacket sometimes gloves and we are out the door. We figure we won't be outside long enough for it to matter.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:07 PM
Location: Heights
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I really like visiting cold weather and snow and bundling up but I wouldn't want to have any responsibilities in it. I just am miserable if I have to be cold for too long. People drive like crap in snow and ice, even if you are from somewhere where it snows and ices. It makes me tense and headachey and grouchy. No thank you.

I guess it's a good thing we like it hot. It was what? 106+ today and our A/C seized up 2 days ago. New one installed tomorrow. Thankfully Radiant Barrier has saved our us. It hasn't gotten over 85 in the house yet despite the hot temps outside.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:36 PM
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Nothing beats the low cost of living in a hot climate in the south. Just bought a house for under 200k. SoCal the same house with be 500k+ easy.
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