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Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88019 Jul 8, 2013
I grew up in an old house with no central air and only two rooms with AC units, but there were lots of trees around the house for shade so it stayed pretty comfortable. But this was in NJ. Even the ghetto-est of homes down here have central air.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88020 Jul 8, 2013
My first apartment had no central air. It was a nightmare, because I was working 3rds and had to sleep during the hottest part of the day. Window unit was in the living room, so I mostly just slept on my couch. Or, if I really wanted to sleep in my bed, I'd set up a network of fans to funnel the cool air in there.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#88021 Jul 8, 2013
my parents FINALLY got central AC about 5-7 years ago... my dad has apologized many times over for "putting us through that for so long"...

and from the Sucks to be Them departmetn, they ahve to replace the furnace and water heater AGAIN... this is the set that i atended to in APRIL... we gotta get them some tube sand or sand bags.

and to think that my mom didn't thnk that a tankless H2O heater (taht gets mounted up on a wall) would be worth the increased price. Um, that idea woulda saved them 2 G's this year alone! and i just checked lowe's, and they cost only about double what a standard one costs there, so it shouldn;t be all THAT muhc more...

Since: Jan 10

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#88022 Jul 8, 2013
Stina wrote:
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They make portable A/Cs that don't have to go into a window now.
I haven't lived without central heat and air since I was 19 years old. I couldn't imagine!!! Of course, it's sweltering most of the year here!
Those portable ones are so inefficient, they're not worth buying (I just researched them the othe day). Sad.:( Basically, they create so much heat, you won't get much benefit from them, since the heat doesn't get vented outside.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88023 Jul 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Those portable ones are so inefficient, they're not worth buying (I just researched them the othe day). Sad.:( Basically, they create so much heat, you won't get much benefit from them, since the heat doesn't get vented outside.
The one's I've seen have a hose that goes to a contraption that fits in a window, very much like a window unit AC.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88024 Jul 8, 2013
Thats what the one I have (yes, I believe in redundancy) has. It even has an adjustable fitting for use in sliding glass doors. The water and heat are two different system. The water collects in a tank like a dehumidifier, and the heat is exhausted thru a hose.
squishymama wrote:
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The one's I've seen have a hose that goes to a contraption that fits in a window, very much like a window unit AC.
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“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88025 Jul 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I don't know that I like this west coast thing. I feel like I'm so behind everyone else. Ry said yesterday that he doesn't like CA because it took us over 3 hours to get back to my parents' house from Santa Ana (we had gone to visit my middle bro and his family this weekend and then to Legoland). No place in NJ takes 3 hours - that is one of the main things I love about it.
Forget Santa Ana, drive up to Pismo. Much better anyway.

And you're three hours younger out here.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88026 Jul 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Happy Monday. It's warm here. It was 89 in my place at 10 p.m. last night. I posted about it on FB -- I didn't complain/whine too much, but I was so miserable (changed sweaty clothes four times, took two cool showers, etc.). but I tried to make jokes about it. Like how my dishwater wasn't cooling off so fast. ;)
But a friend showed up at work today with a perfectly functioning window AC unit they no longer need since they installed central air last summer! Woo hoo! Nick hopes to come over tomorrow night to install it for me.
Very nice.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88027 Jul 8, 2013
When we bought this house in 88 we put in central AC. The quasi hoarder i me would not throw or give away the window AC units. Somewhere around 2000 the central AC needed re-charging but needed a different kind of coolant. Nope. We have the window units in the bedrooms, only run the at night when we are home and it costs a lot less than cooling the whole house

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88028 Jul 8, 2013
Squishy- did you go to the art fair? What did you think of it?

They wanted a voluntary donation of $5 to enter. I didn't see anyone pay.

Since: Oct 12

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#88029 Jul 8, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I know. Different part of the country and all, but that seems so foreign to me. No central air. Installed after the fact. Every place I've ever lived, except one, has had central air. Houses and apartments.
We moved down to Hialeah, then Miami Springs starting when i was 6 weeks old till i was 8 without any Air Condition at all....It was only at the theaters and big stores....that's why in those old movies, by the marquis you often see some cartoon penguins or big ice cubes....that meant...NICE....Late 50's-early 60's window units, eventually led to central AC....

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88030 Jul 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Late 50's-early 60's window units, eventually led to central AC....
ie: before I was born.

:)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88031 Jul 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Squishy- did you go to the art fair? What did you think of it?
They wanted a voluntary donation of $5 to enter. I didn't see anyone pay.
We thought it was [email protected] The quality seemed poor and there were a lot fewer artists.

We paid $10 on our way out; no cash on the way in.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88032 Jul 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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We thought it was [email protected] The quality seemed poor and there were a lot fewer artists.
We paid $10 on our way out; no cash on the way in.
I agree.
The crane was gone and the fountain going, so that was a plus

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#88033 Jul 8, 2013
a very touching story on the firefighters in AZ:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/arizona/article...

get out your hankies!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#88034 Jul 9, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88035 Jul 9, 2013
Thanks , Dog

Since: Jan 10

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#88036 Jul 9, 2013
Oh my freaking god:

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. A Tulsa man remained jailed Monday on a peeping Tom complaint after authorities discovered him inside a septic tank beneath a women's bathroom at a Sand Springs water park.

Kenneth Enslow, 52, was arrested Sunday after a woman called police. She had taken her 7-year-old daughter to the bathroom and noticed a man looking up at her from inside the toilet, Tulsa County Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark said.

"He went in there, climbed down in the septic and was looking up at the people utilizing that facility," Clark said.

Enslow, who was covered in human waste, was helped from the septic tank by members of the Keystone Fire Department, who sprayed him off with a fire hose and then transported to a hospital for evaluation, according to a sheriff's report.

Court and jail records do not indicate if Enslow has an attorney.

Enslow told police that a woman hit him in the head with a tire iron and dumped him in the toilet, according to the report.

But Clark said: "There were no injuries consistent with that."

Enslow remained jailed on a felony warrant from Okmulgee County related to a 1998 embezzlement case, court records show.

A formal arraignment in the peeping Tom case is scheduled for July 15.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88037 Jul 9, 2013
Now why didn't I think of that?
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Oh my freaking god:
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. A Tulsa man remained jailed Monday on a peeping Tom complaint after authorities discovered him inside a septic tank beneath a women's bathroom at a Sand Springs water park.
Kenneth Enslow, 52, was arrested Sunday after a woman called police. She had taken her 7-year-old daughter to the bathroom and noticed a man looking up at her from inside the toilet, Tulsa County Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark said.
"He went in there, climbed down in the septic and was looking up at the people utilizing that facility," Clark said.
Enslow, who was covered in human waste, was helped from the septic tank by members of the Keystone Fire Department, who sprayed him off with a fire hose and then transported to a hospital for evaluation, according to a sheriff's report.
Court and jail records do not indicate if Enslow has an attorney.
Enslow told police that a woman hit him in the head with a tire iron and dumped him in the toilet, according to the report.
But Clark said: "There were no injuries consistent with that."
Enslow remained jailed on a felony warrant from Okmulgee County related to a 1998 embezzlement case, court records show.
A formal arraignment in the peeping Tom case is scheduled for July 15.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88038 Jul 9, 2013
Anybody else watching the IIS spacewalk? Pretty cool

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

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