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Jul 5, 2013
 

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PEllen wrote:
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Here-
your dream/nightmare has come true.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23567...
See? You people keep calling me crazy and here I am saying I told you so.

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Jul 7, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Amy for 7-7-, sort of:
The first letter is a repeat from one of the earlier columns this week

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TSBEEN4RTL...

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#88006
Jul 8, 2013
 
*Peeking out from under my rock*

Um...hullo? Anyone out there?

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Jul 8, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
*Peeking out from under my rock*
Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
no (crawls back under own rock)

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Jul 8, 2013
 
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T7AQPLG3FO...

Abby for July 8

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TJ40LDP646...

Amy for July 8 with an announcement of 2 weeks of re-hash coming up. Yumm.

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#88009
Jul 8, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
No, not yet. It' Monday.

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#88010
Jul 8, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
Just finally got here, been catching up from the long weekend. This whole work thing is really getting in the way of my Topix time lately.... ;)

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Jul 8, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>See? You people keep calling me crazy and here I am saying I told you so.
Ugh. You are crazy. That is not a marriage, it is a publicity stunt.

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Jul 8, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
*Peeking out from under my rock*

Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
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.

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Jul 8, 2013
 
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.

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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.
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.

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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.
WEll, typically, we get maybe three hot weeks each summer where you really need AC. As in, it gets to 95 (Or hotter) and stays there, doesn't get below 75 at night, so nothing cools down, etc. So a lot of people do rely on window units in the bedroom just to get through that period.

But that kind of sucks -- makes it tough to open windows when you get a nice day.(Quite a few households will piece together cooling with 2,3, 4 window units.)

Remember the Midwest heat wave of 1995? 750 or so people died in Chicago from the heat. That three-week period, our AC (central AC) in the house we were renting died on the first day of the heat wave. It sucked.
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Jul 8, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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WEll, typically, we get maybe three hot weeks each summer where you really need AC. As in, it gets to 95 (Or hotter) and stays there, doesn't get below 75 at night, so nothing cools down, etc. So a lot of people do rely on window units in the bedroom just to get through that period.
But that kind of sucks -- makes it tough to open windows when you get a nice day.(Quite a few households will piece together cooling with 2,3, 4 window units.)
Remember the Midwest heat wave of 1995? 750 or so people died in Chicago from the heat. That three-week period, our AC (central AC) in the house we were renting died on the first day of the heat wave. It sucked.
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!

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#88018
Jul 8, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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WEll, typically, we get maybe three hot weeks each summer where you really need AC. As in, it gets to 95 (Or hotter) and stays there, doesn't get below 75 at night, so nothing cools down, etc. So a lot of people do rely on window units in the bedroom just to get through that period.
But that kind of sucks -- makes it tough to open windows when you get a nice day.(Quite a few households will piece together cooling with 2,3, 4 window units.)
Remember the Midwest heat wave of 1995? 750 or so people died in Chicago from the heat. That three-week period, our AC (central AC) in the house we were renting died on the first day of the heat wave. It sucked.
I had just moved into my first apartment and had zippo money when that heatwave hit. I only had the fan that my mom gave me, so I would spend as much time as I could away from my apt (I think I went to the gym alot) and then I would take as cold a shower as I could stand and then lay down wet and naked with the fan blowing on me. I'd have to put the sheet on in a few minutes and then I'd fall asleep.

But even now, I don't really like a lot of AC. We haven't put our window units in and if it stays as (relatively) cool as it has been, we might not put them in at all.

I feel like we do a lot of b!tching all winter about how cold it is, so when it finally gets hot we should shut up and enjoy it. Up to a point that is; I would have committed homicide if I hadn't had an AC unit in our bedroom while I was pregnant.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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...

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