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post #1 of 25
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Thats it - I'm outta here.

This place is like a sauna in summer, the internet says the temperature is 31 C - (88 F) but it feels even hotter in here - our apartment faces the sun and being on the upper level all the heat rises! I'm escaping up to the store for a icecream, and then I'm going to lay in the garden under a tree with Dax.

I hope everyone else is having some nice weather
post #2 of 25
It's 28 here in the North East of England

I'll be leaving for home in an hour and i can't wait

First thing i'll do when i get home is to open all the windows because the house gets really hot then put some fresh water in Rosie and Sophies bowl with some ice in, and rub them down with a damp face cloth like someone here mentioned Then it's a cool shower for me
post #3 of 25
It's a glorious 31.5?C Here in sunny Manchester!

Gosh, I wish it was like this all the time!

Susan, how do you open all your windows without Rosie and Sophie getting out?!
post #4 of 25
They open at the top Sarah and the windows are quite long, but i only open them about 4", plus their double glazed aluminium so their quite heavy for them to push open any further just incase they manage to jump up.
post #5 of 25
Ahh it feels like a million degrees in the office cos the girls round the corner ASKED FOR THE AIR CON TO BE TURNED OFF BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO COLD!

I mean, when it's cold you can put a cardigan/jumper on but when it's too hot you can't exactly strip at your office desk can you? Muppets...

Anyway, we used the bosses credit card and have hired ourselves (me and the other PA) a portable air con unit so we can move it about as we please

Oh and, the real temp says 32 on the thermo on my first aid kit... It's going to be like a sauna on the tube tonight, but I have my water and mini-fan ready
post #6 of 25
Come join me for a hike! http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo/ On Sat. I went to Mary Louise Lakes, on Sun. I went to Tyee Lakes. (out of South Lake Basin). It's in the low 80's there; the flowers are late but some blooms, there are brooks overflowing the trails in places, there are still patches of snow - all less than 30 minutes from my house which stood at 101 (F) yesterday. Town hit 105(F), supposed to be hotter today.; this afternoon, I 'll go to my hubby's office & work (it has cemtral air conditioning, our house uses just a swamp cooler bolstered by fans).
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
They open at the top Sarah and the windows are quite long, but i only open them about 4", plus their double glazed aluminium so their quite heavy for them to push open any further just incase they manage to jump up.
Ah! Got you! I am looking into some kind of trellising so that I can open the windows up! (mine are very light UPVC and upright opening)

I bet you're looking forward to getting home from work!
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
plus their double glazed aluminium so their quite heavy for them to push open any further just incase they manage to jump up.
Yeah mine are too, I don't want to scare you, but that didn't stop Guin getting out the bathroom window he scared the life out of me cos he ended up on the window ledge and I literally had to hang out of the window to get him without scaring him, otherwise he would have fallen (and that's 1 floor up!). I am not too worried about the other windows because he now seems bored with the wooden blinds, hence I don't think he would be too bothered in playing balancing acts again!
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Gilly
It's going to be like a sauna on the tube tonight
And i bet it'll stink like my train

My feets so swollen with the heat as well

Sarah it can't come quick enough!
post #10 of 25
haha the other month, when it was hot, I woke up and my knees hurt. LMAO, I have never seen swollen knees but they had just grown from the heat! It did make me laugh. I wore trousers to work that day!
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Gilly
Yeah mine are too, I don't want to scare you, but that didn't stop Guin getting out the bathroom window he scared the life out of me cos he ended up on the window ledge and I literally had to hang out of the window to get him without scaring him, otherwise he would have fallen (and that's 1 floor up!). I am not too worried about the other windows because he now seems bored with the wooden blinds, hence I don't think he would be too bothered in playing balancing acts again!
Oh now the bathroom window is a different story because that windows not a tall one like the rest of them, so that one only gets opened 2".

When we have our meet up, remind me to tell you when Rosie climbed up the lace curtains in the bedroom window and out onto the window ledge

Talk about adding grey hairs overnight!!
post #12 of 25
Do your local hardware stores sell those temporary, small sized window screens? I have one at my mom's house for my daughter's cat, Christy. They work on pressure, so they are pretty secure, and you can still block the window closed, so prowlers can't fit through the opening but allows the cat to sit in the window sill without escaping.
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by catsknowme
Do your local hardware stores sell those temporary, small sized window screens? I have one at my mom's house for my daughter's cat, Christy. They work on pressure, so they are pretty secure, and you can still block the window closed, so prowlers can't fit through the opening but allows the cat to sit in the window sill without escaping.
I haven't seen anything like that - but I would love to get something like it (or even make something!) Do you have a picture?
post #14 of 25
Here in Tucson, AZ we are going for a balmy 112 today, with 114 forecast for the weekend. The only good thing about that is now I can wash all my blankets and hang them on the porch. They will dry in 10 minutes. Of course, the monsoons are late........again.
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
7pm and its still hot!!

I hope Dan gets home soon and we can have a BBQ - (I hope we have capsicum in the fridge ) there is a breeze picking up so It would be great to eat outside.
post #16 of 25
Its really amazed me when I went to the UK that no one used window screens!!!
Screens are pretty much standard issue in the US.
Its pretty toasty here-should be about 85-88 all week. No air conditioning at home.
Just cool shower which the weatherman said cools you down 25 times faster than sitting in front of an air conditioner!!
post #17 of 25
It's a warm one here today too!

32 degrees, humidex 41 . I'm staying inside today..hard to breathe!
post #18 of 25
Just wondering....Don't you have screens for your windows in the UK? I mean if you did, you could open your windows, and have no worries about the kitties getting outside, plus the fact that bee's and bugs can get in, without screens. I couldn't live without them.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Just wondering....Don't you have screens for your windows in the UK? I mean if you did, you could open your windows, and have no worries about the kitties getting outside, plus the fact that bee's and bugs can get in, without screens. I couldn't live without them.

They dont seem to exist much here in sweden - I have family in Australia and they have screens everywhere. Screens rock!!

Whenever we open the doors or windows we get hornets, bees, and all sorts of things in our house -

Then the chase is on so that we catch it before kitty does!!
post #20 of 25
Bleh, it's hot here too. We don't usually get too many hot days in a row, but it's been over 90 every day for going on 2 weeks, and it's not showing any signs of stopping. You know it's hot when the traffic guy gives tips of what to do when your car stops running and vapor locks on the highway during the evening rush.

LOL I guess it could be worse - it's a dry heat!
post #21 of 25
Too hot for a one Day...........
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Just wondering....Don't you have screens for your windows in the UK? I mean if you did, you could open your windows, and have no worries about the kitties getting outside, plus the fact that bee's and bugs can get in, without screens. I couldn't live without them.
I've no idea why we don't have them Hope?!.

I know in my house i only get the odd fly come into the house, and thats with my windows open.

They still get some fresh air though with the windows open
post #23 of 25
When I open the windows, my cats love to sit in the windows and look out, yet I don't have to worry about them getting outside. Truthfully, even if I didn't have cats, I'd want screens in them. I'm literally terrified of bees, and hornets and flying bugs that sting and hurt you.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by GailC
Its really amazed me when I went to the UK that no one used window screens!!!
Ahhh a simple explanation - it is very rare that we have tonnes of windows open at the same time in this country with is oh so unpredictable climate!
post #25 of 25
I hate hot weather, and it was like mid July weather since early June. I put a rainbarrel system in my garden, and have resorted to filling up the barrel with the garden hose, because we have had NO rain for a month. My grass is all brown and dry, and for Southern Ontario, that is very very unusual at this time of year.

I hate it. It's 34 right now. I have a weather icon on my toolbar, and I watch the temperature climb every day.

I am going to Newfoundland for vacation in 2 weeks, and the temperature there has been hovering around 20. I can't wait.
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