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Thread: Taking The TExas Heat

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    Got this in an email and had a good laugh. NOt my original post

    Great Weather in Texas...you gotta love it



    Dear Diary,
    Just moved to Texas ! Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful
    sunny days and warm balmy evenings. It is beautiful. I've finally found my
    home. I love it here.

    June 14th:
    Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an
    air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see
    the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.

    June 30th:
    Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and
    rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing thelawn for me. Another
    scorcher today, but I love it here.

    July 10th:
    The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to
    this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting used to
    the heat is taking longer than I expected.

    July 15th:
    Fell asleep by the community pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body.
    Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though.
    Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

    July 20th:
    I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By
    the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the
    size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car now smells
    like Kibbles and Bits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this
    heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.

    July 25th:
    The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as
    hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged
    $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

    July 30th:
    Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $225,000 house and I
    can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?

    Aug. 4th:
    Its 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500
    and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.

    Aug. 8th:
    If another wise butt cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to
    strangle him. Darn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling
    over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

    Aug. 9th:
    Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and when I sat on the
    seats in the car, I thought my a-- was on fire. My skin melted to the seat.
    I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs . Now my car smells like burnt hair, and baked cat.

    Aug 10th:
    The weather report might as well be a recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and
    sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do anything for 2 damn months and the
    weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in
    this darn state? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700 worth of cactus
    will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this
    heat.

    Aug. 14th:
    Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus are dead. Forgot to
    crack the window and blew the windshield out of the car. The installer
    came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? "Hot enough for you today?" My
    sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking Texas . What
    kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here?? Will write later to
    let you know how the trial goes.

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    yep!:)

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    So cute. HOT HOT HOT.

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    Too true!!!!

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    Just to funny!!! I live in Texas and this about sums it up. :D

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    I will drink to all of the above

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    It's all too true :cry:

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    It's sad when your pets need a pond in the yard to keep cool, they have to wear pet shoes, you can't spend as much time outside..... Rain dance anyone???

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    TRUE TRUE TRUE but I do not want tp live anywhere else lived here for almost 70 years and it is the best

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    Me too. Only lived here since my dad retired in 1972 but love it most of the time. LOL. I just miss the green around me, the brown is depressing.

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    I've been transplanted from Texas to western Oregon.... It's just been so hot here for the past week - way up almost to 80 degrees!

    Cools down to the 50's at night...

    Ya'll try and stay cool down there.... Just stay down at the lake, but don't forget the bug spray! Those mosquitos might carry you skinny ones off somewhere..... but please, please save some of that catfish and hush puppies for me!

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    lol. this is so funny but so true. I have family in Texas and they said to send down some rain, I keep trying but it's not working.

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    Yep sounds like a conversation I just had with my cousin there (Hamilton,tx)

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Dh is wondering if he should send this to his dad, in Texas!!

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    Moved from Oregon to Texas in 1980. For anyone that does not know, that was the last great heat wave. When we left Oregon it was 67 degrees. When we got to Texas it was 114. Welcome to Hell. I think we might be finally breaking a few of those records, maybe. LOL

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    Oh so funny, I was laughing so hard that I was crying. People over here thinks its hot in the 90's, which it is but not as hot as Texas.

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    I would be suicidal in Texas- how do you stand it??? YIKES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis.debra
    Moved from Oregon to Texas in 1980. For anyone that does not know, that was the last great heat wave. When we left Oregon it was 67 degrees. When we got to Texas it was 114. Welcome to Hell. I think we might be finally breaking a few of those records, maybe. LOL
    I remember 1980. To get away from the heat for a few days, we drove up and visited friends in NW Iowa. The day we came home, it was in the 40s in Iowa, but when we got back to Texas it was 105! I think this year is a lot worse, though, mainly because it's so dry along with the heat.

    But I'm still Texas born and bred, and wouldn't live anywhere else in the world!

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    Too funny..I live in Arizona..I feel your pain..lol..!!

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    I am laughing at the stories too. Hamilton is only an hour from me so he is hot there too. LOL.

    We have already broken so many daily records it's not funny.

    I'm waiting to see corn popping when we drive down the road past the farms. LOL.

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    ha, ha, ha. Very cute. :mrgreen:

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    My son moved to Austin 2 years ago and his first summer was one of the hottest on record. I asked him if that was a deal breaker and he said no, but he wasn't leaving the house, or the A/C, unless he had to!!

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    Have a brother in Lago Vista TX, he said he would never move back to Wis. But we talked to him the other day and he said, "It wasn`t to bad, he could open a window in the evenning and get a breeze from Lago Vista lake, that was until the lake dried up", We have been having a real hot and wet summer here in Wisconsin too.

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    Yep, that about covers it . Those hot wind tunnels of downtown Dallas are truly like sitting under a blow dryer - too darn hot.

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    Been in Texas since 1990 and wouldn't live anywhere else. At least it's consistent and we know what to expect. After consistent temperatures like this, 95 feels like a cold front!

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