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Up early for what I could get of the annular eclipse here in WI. Trees to the east didn't help. Still neat.

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Aside from that, a lot of time lately trimming mountain bike trails. Stuff sure grew fast. Have burned up 8 tanks of gas and two full loads of line in 10 hours with the Stihl trimmer this week.
 

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That's what I've been telling people for many years. Even if you don't care about risking arrest, after that there just aren't any more layers to remove. And I'm stuck with a layer that would take me years of workouts and dieting to remove. For every 10 deg F above 75, I'd rather have 20 below it.
I totally agree. 97F & humid here in NW Wisconsin today. :( During the colder times of the year I can put on more layers/heavier clothing & still stay warm, especially outside. But I can only get so naked in this weather & still be hot. I've never had cabin fever in the winter, only in the summer. IMHO, summer is over rated.
 

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We have plenty of heat here. It's going to be 110F this weekend and 115F by the end of the month. August is no better. Spring fall and winter are fine. Although it does get below freezing in the winter.
 

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We have plenty of heat here. It's going to be 110F this weekend and 115F by the end of the month. August is no better. Spring fall and winter are fine. Although it does get below freezing in the winter.
"but its a dry heat" I've been to Las Vegas in late May for a convention before. Even the "dry" heat is hot there. Humidity does make a big difference in how hot the heat feels. We don't get nearly as hot but the summer realitive humidity never drops below 60% and is normally in the 70% to 80% range. I have my A/C going now and its still 60% inside, 76% outside.
 

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Yeah, that "dry heat" thing leaves out a major factor. I lived a year and a half in southern California, in the Mojave just a little on the desert side of the San Gabriels. Sure, 85 and dry is a lot better than 85 and humid. But if the median summer daily high temperature is 85 here, it's more like 105 there. (I'm guestimating those numbers.) The difference between 85 and humid on the one hand and 105 and dry on the other is like the difference between a moist roasting oven and a dry toaster. One's different, but it's not better. Either way, you're cooked. The weather is one of the reasons that I found a job back east.
 

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Went to a movie last night with my wife—first time in a year and a half. There was one other person in the theater. On the way home, we stopped to check out the sunset from a park overlooking Puget Sound. Saw a barge that my company designed being towed by a tug my former company designed. Also a bonus submarine running north on the surface. You can just barely see the tug and barge against the far shoreline, and the sub is pretty much invisible unless you download the picture and zoom way in.
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A couple of days ago the national news said that International Falls, MN was 98F, setting a record. Many of you know it as Frostbite Falls, MN, from Rocky & Bullwinkle. International Falls is on the US/Canadian border and is known for its subzero temps. Many of us up north here call it Frostbite Balls, MN. ;)
 

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The difference between 85 and humid on the one hand and 105 and dry on the other is like the difference between a moist roasting oven and a dry toaster. One's different, but it's not better. Either way, you're cooked. The weather is one of the reasons that I found a job back east.
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"but its a dry heat" I've been to Las Vegas in late May for a convention before. Even the "dry" heat is hot there. Humidity does make a big difference in how hot the heat feels. We don't get nearly as hot but the summer realitive humidity never drops below 60% and is normally in the 70% to 80% range. I have my A/C going now and its still 60% inside, 76% outside.
Our humidity is usually single digits. Hot is hot though. But I would rather be here than Florida where I spent a year. 90F and 90 percent humidity in the summer. I was wet all the time. Here at least I'm dry. Sweat flashes to vapor with single digit humidity.
 

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Yeah, Ft. Stewart Georgia. Nothing like nearly 100% humidity and 100 degrees in the summer. Get home sopping wet from working in the motorpool all day on tanks. Take a shower, step outside and you may as well have not taken a shower. :awesome:And yeah, you really need to drink two gallons of water a day (give or take) to stay hydrated. Don't like hot and moist. And despise hot and dry (dust mostly, really don't like the sandbox).
 

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On the way home, we stopped to check out the sunset from a park overlooking Puget Sound... View attachment 468348
I hope the movie was good, because it'd be hard to compete with that sunset.

OK, I thought I was done complaining about the weather, but this reminded me of a particular California experience. On a slightly hotter than normal summer day (about 105 at lunch time) I stepped outside to go to the lunch truck for a burrito. There was a four step cast concrete stairway just outside the door, and when I took hold of the banister it burned my hand. I was burned, just by holding a thing one is supposed to hold for safety.

After "Ow!" all I could think was "Why do people live here?!"
 

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when it s hot enough & humid enough to stick a pack of cigarettes to your person.. its hot!

And I mean: slap a pack of 25 king size onto your chest & are then able to walk around & not worry about loosing them..
 

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I hope the movie was good, because it'd be hard to compete with that sunset.
The movie (Dream Horse) wasn’t what I’d call great art, but it was fun. We’ll have plenty of opportunities for nice sunsets over the summer since we live a 20 minute walk from a park with a similar view.

IMHO Seattle is under appreciated for its weather. July and August are dry, sunny, and highs of 80-90. It cools off at night so you don’t really need AC, just open the windows at night. We also have daylight from 5am to 9pm. Granted, winters are dark and rainy, but we also rarely get snow or temperatures below 25. If you like snow, you can go visit it in the mountains an hour away.
 

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IMHO Seattle is under appreciated for its weather. July and August are dry, sunny, and highs of 80-90. It cools off at night so you don’t really need AC, just open the windows at night. We also have daylight from 5am to 9pm. Granted, winters are dark and rainy, but we also rarely get snow or temperatures below 25. If you like snow, you can go visit it in the mountains an hour away.
Related; my wife and I considered moving to Portland (no, it's not Seattle, but hey, PNW), and for two years I compared weather, every day to here in SE WI to see what we'd prefer to have experienced. Even with rainy/wet winters, Portland preference was 2:1. Sadly (happily) we found basically our dream property to live on here, and didn't move. When you have really good jobs and a great place to live, it's hard to uproot...
 

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The movie (Dream Horse) wasn’t what I’d call great art, but it was fun. We’ll have plenty of opportunities for nice sunsets over the summer since we live a 20 minute walk from a park with a similar view.

IMHO Seattle is under appreciated for its weather. July and August are dry, sunny, and highs of 80-90. It cools off at night so you don’t really need AC, just open the windows at night. We also have daylight from 5am to 9pm. Granted, winters are dark and rainy, but we also rarely get snow or temperatures below 25. If you like snow, you can go visit it in the mountains an hour away.
A friend of mine lives in the Seattle area and a number of years ago I flew out to visit. Spent 2 weeks and it was sunny and warm, not hot, everyday. Took the ferry to Victoria and spent a few days there. And what impressed me is that almost every window was screenless. In my area the mosquitos and deer flies would drain all of a person's blood if we didn't have screens.
 

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Related; my wife and I considered moving to Portland (no, it's not Seattle, but hey, PNW), and for two years I compared weather, every day to here in SE WI to see what we'd prefer to have experienced. Even with rainy/wet winters, Portland preference was 2:1. Sadly (happily) we found basically our dream property to live on here, and didn't move. When you have really good jobs and a great place to live, it's hard to uproot...
@DigBaddy In what area of the state do you live. I'm about midway between Spooner and Webster.
 

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IMHO Seattle is under appreciated for its weather. July and August are dry, sunny, and highs of 80-90. It cools off at night so you don’t really need AC, just open the windows at night. We also have daylight from 5am to 9pm.
My brother moved to Seattle, and when we've visited, it's been absolutely gorgeous. There are many days with rain, but often it is just a spritz, and it doesn't faze the locals. I think that the terrible rumors of daily downpours are just what Seattleans (Seattle-ites) tell the rest of the country to keep them from all moving to Seattle.
 

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Every time I hear "Seattle" I think of the show 'Night Court', and Dan's attempt top get back home from being stuck in the Arctic:

Dan: "If only I had a phone"
Inuit: "My cousin has phone.."
Dan: "Great, where's your cousin?"
Inuit" Seattle.."
 

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I am building a workshop in a carport - I become acquainted with a little thing called a hammer drill on concrete. Hard work!
 

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A friend of mine lives in the Seattle area and a number of years ago I flew out to visit. Spent 2 weeks and it was sunny and warm, not hot, everyday. Took the ferry to Victoria and spent a few days there. And what impressed me is that almost every window was screenless. In my area the mosquitos and deer flies would drain all of a person's blood if we didn't have screens.
Yep, for the most part no bugs, at least in town. No venomous snakes until you go over the mountains, and then you might meet a rattler.

My brother moved to Seattle, and when we've visited, it's been absolutely gorgeous. There are many days with rain, but often it is just a spritz, and it doesn't faze the locals. I think that the terrible rumors of daily downpours are just what Seattleans (Seattle-ites) tell the rest of the country to keep them from all moving to Seattle.
Shhh, don’t let on! Seattle rain is funny. We have a lot of rainy days in the winter but not much accumulation. Our classic rain is a little heavier than a fine mist. 24 hours of that will soak you to the bones but only accumulate half an inch or so. There’s a long-running statement that true Seattlites don’t own umbrellas because a good raincoat works better on that kind of rain. I can assure you that the people on a kids soccer sideline all have umbrellas in the rain!
 

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That was my experience the one time I visited. I don't remember the time of year with certainty, but I think it was Fall. I was there for three days on business, and had dinner with my cousin one of them. Walking about downtown of an evening there would be a light shower of no real consequence and that was all.
 

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I am building a workshop in a carport - I become acquainted with a little thing called a hammer drill on concrete. Hard work!
Be careful when you break through on the other side. That's when the bit loves to grab and transfer all of that inertia back into you. That gets real hard on the wrists. The good news is that you only have to drill each hole once.

Jim
 
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