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post #31 of 58
when someone tells me, "at least it's a dry heat," I want to strangle them. Give me minus temps (F) anytime, compared to plus 90
post #32 of 58
we are going "area" hunting next month. We are thinking about moving to "higher grounds" in Asheville.
post #33 of 58
Judging by the discussion so far there are no ice cream vendors or swimming pool owners posting here...
post #34 of 58
summer sucks...thats all.
post #35 of 58
I eat more ice creams in winter... the coffee shop for our building has a nice selection. We have a swimming pool, and at some point will put a bubble over it so it can be used right through winter. Currently it is used by a Duck who visits.
post #36 of 58
Nothing like standing at the top of the mountain in a 25 mph wind at zero degrees - now that's refreshing.

I can deal with that, frozen feet are a different story.

Winter is the only time my paranoia toward West Nile diminishes. Freakin bugs!
post #37 of 58
CR

You know there's really no work to owning a swimming pool.:
post #38 of 58
...unless that Duck brings its friends.
post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by lennyblake
when someone tells me, "at least it's a dry heat," I want to strangle them. Give me minus temps (F) anytime, compared to plus 90
Plus 90 - I usually only start wearing short sleeves then! (I think that is about 30C? yes?)

Check out western samoa if you want to know about heat.... my mother is pretty heat resistant & I had to fight her to turn off the air conditioning at night so I could get some sleep.... The humidity & lack of cool breeze was a bit much for her... (we usually manage a sea breeze in the evening even if it is 20-25c overnight low)
post #40 of 58
I used to run a country store in Vermont and everyone would come in and talk about the weather. Some observations I can make from my experience with the general public with regards to the weather. Unless it is 72 with a light breeze people will always complain. People that love summer and get depressed and gripe about the winter are the first to complain when the bugs get bad and it gets to hot and humid, they crank up the air conditioner.....

In Vermont where its usually too hot or too cold people are not as hardy as you might think. Sure they will go to work in 18 inches of snow, but not be happy about it. There is a small percentage of the population who likes to inflict cruel and unusual punishment to their system. If it is -20, wow thats fascinating, I wonder if I can go out there and be comfortable! Most of them are hardcore skiers and or Fishermen in Alaska...

I play ultimate in the summer, I love the sport, its cheaper and easier to do than skiing, but the best skiing blows away the best ultimate any day. Anyone who, "loves" the summer is just not taking the bug factor into account.......
post #41 of 58
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anyone else seem to always get spider webs in their face wnen walking on trails? It drives me crazy
post #42 of 58
I hate the humidity real feel in pittsburgh today with a high of 91 is 102 when the stickiness is factoredin.

I wish it never got above about 65 or 70.

In vermont it appears you guys are warmer than us alot of days in the summer burlington is aways a degree or 2 higher it appears.
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by Finndog
anyone else seem to always get spider webs in their face wnen walking on trails? It drives me crazy
Thats funny. I was just thinking to myself today that I think I set a record for stepping through spider webs. I must have pulled more off of my face today than ever before. And every time I think to myself how much I miss winter.
post #44 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PA Ridge Racer
Thats funny. I was just thinking to myself today that I think I set a record for stepping through spider webs. I must have pulled more off of my face today than ever before. And every time I think to myself how much I miss winter.

It's like that opening scene in the Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the lost ark.
post #45 of 58
Yesterday 08:00 AMlennyblakewhen someone tells me, "at least it's a dry heat," I want to strangle them. Give me minus temps (F) anytime, compared to plus 90



Atleast you just get hot, you don't have to deal with everything sticking to everything when it's 95 in the west.
post #46 of 58
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
I hate the humidity real feel in pittsburgh today with a high of 91 is 102 when the stickiness is factoredin.

I wish it never got above about 65 or 70.

In vermont it appears you guys are warmer than us alot of days in the summer burlington is aways a degree or 2 higher it appears.
I'm with you if summer could be 65 with light breeze I'll be happy. I would take -20 to anyday over 80 with humidity. By the way as the saying goes "Burlington is a nice city to live in because it is so close to Vermont"
post #47 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog
anyone else seem to always get spider webs in their face wnen walking on trails? It drives me crazy
I don't get too concerned about the spider webs, because I'm flat-out worrying about where the spider is...
post #48 of 58
I used to be a Summer Person, my wife hates summer so we couldn't do anything. I mean with 100degree heat and all. Then I found Skiing and realized that it's easier to warm up in winter (LAYERS) then cool down in summer, And nothin beats skiing, on really cold days ski a little rest a little, Now i'm a Winter person!! I absoultly can not wait until my local hill opens!! I even plan on snowmobing for the forst time this winter.
post #49 of 58
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Originally Posted by course9x
Atleast you just get hot, you don't have to deal with everything sticking to everything when it's 95 in the west.
Yeah, but I recently moved down in altitude from 8000 ft to 5500 ft, the change in summer temp is making me really cranky.
post #50 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ant
I don't get too concerned about the spider webs, because I'm flat-out worrying about where the spider is...
That's right, you have REAL spiders down there! Brown Recluse and such. Yikes!:
post #51 of 58
Yep - RedBacks & Funnel Webs.... make sure you get antiveneen

We also have some nice Nefilas (bird eaters) ... you would NOT want to walk into their webs - luckily they are pretty high in the trees (at least the ones I get to see)

St Andrews cross spiders have st andrews cross on their bellies....


& make sure there are no whitetails in your bed because your skin can fall off if they bite you... (& cellulitis)
post #52 of 58
Huntsmen are the main house spiders here. My walls and roof are all white, so I can see the buggers and nuke them. They can bite too, no venom to speak of but they have claws and teeth. And they drop on you. They are about the size of your hand, some have white bands on their legs, and they are everywhere.
post #53 of 58
Don't forget the wolf spiders... the rangers from NPWS assure me they have them up to 6 inches across in the Kozi park up here....

The huntmen bite & drop on you because you try to nuke 'em - I leave 'em alone & they leave me be... if one is somewhere I dislike he is removed to a tree where he should be living... (are you sure you don't have some wolf spiders as well as huntmen?)
post #54 of 58
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Originally Posted by Finndog
That's right, you have REAL spiders down there! Brown Recluse and such. Yikes!:
Actually the Brown Recluse (aka Fiddleback) is a North American spider. Comforting to know, isn't it?
post #55 of 58

things that bite

You are more likley to meet up with a recluse in a dark basement or at the bottom of a wood pile .... that's why they call the "recluse" ..
post #56 of 58
Huntsmen drop on you even when you don't know they are there. You sure know about it afterwards as they dig their claws in. I nuke the lot of them from a safe distance, horrible things. Some of them might be Wolfs, I dunno, they are just huge and aggresssive and nasty. Coles home brand anti-spider spray fixes them.
post #57 of 58
Sounds like wolfs... Huntsmen tend to be shy & retiring unless you upset them - then they think they are under attack & as they catch some prey by dropping on it & the little men get to live by jumping away from the bigger fatter slower females they tend to jump at you or run fast - usually in the wrong direction....

My dad loves the damn things (spiders) so the huntsman that was laying her egg sack at our holiday house when we arrived was not allowed to be disturbed - he locked us out until she finished & the sack had hardened enough to move it.....
post #58 of 58
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