I'm hot and grumpy...already :(

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I'm very hot and grumpy this morning. I know that there are so many people hurting much more seriously than I because of the miserable weather, but I'm still hot and grumpy.

Just looking at the dogs laying around panting makes me more hot--and grumpy. If the girls get on the last nerve that hasn't fried today I may resort to violence (just kidding--maybe). There was a possibility of rain today but the radar doesn't show any yet, and it's supposed to be miserable the rest of the week.

Well, I have to go hang out laundry and try to fix the dang chicken waterer-it won't shut off and flooded the chicken coop yesterday. The hens had fun playing in the wet sawdust. I think there's a hole somewhere and I'll just have to get a new one. The mere thought of going to the city on a day like this revolts me. So, I'll just put the cap back on after it's full like I did yesterday and keep checking to make sure they have water. But...I'm hot and grumpy and don't fill like doing anything.

Stacy (did I tell you I'm hot and grumpy?) in NY

-- Stacy Rohan (KincoraFarm@aol.com), August 07, 2001


How about a hammock in the shade, then you could sip lemonade and watch the chickens peck, watch the clouds as they drift by, if you can see them for the haze. It'll be 92 here in Indiana today, but Fri and Sat in the low 80's and more rain, imagine that, then near normal temps for awhile, so the weathermen say. The problem here has been such high humidity. High humidity isn't strange for Indiana as a rule but this year it's been different. If you have kids, they could always use you for target practice with their squirt guns. The thought of going to the city on any given day is revolting to me. Hang in there and think about being snowed in:o]

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), August 07, 2001.

Thanks, STacy, this looks like a nice place to complain!!;) Saturday, when I took petgoat to the vet, I didn't have the heart to let her jump down from that trailer onto her hurt foot, so I lifted her down. I knew when I did it that I shouldn't have, but didn't start hurting until Sunday night. Ouch!! I don't expect to get anything at all done for at least a few days. (This back problem has come and gone before, and will go away, it'll just take a few days.) Now, as to the heat, being from Central Texas, I can sympathize with you. Do you have air conditioning or some kind of cooler in the house? We were very careful in the summertime to plan our trips and outdoor chores in the early morning or evenings, and just stayed in during the day. Why fight it?;) I'm crossing my fingers you'll get that rain. If you get the storms with afternoon heating, they usually will not show up on radar until then. Can you move the waterer outside the coop until you get it fixed or get a new one?

-- mary (marylgarcia@aol.com), August 07, 2001.

Hi Stacy I'm grumpy with you .We live what 3 hours apart .Why don't we get in the trucks turn on the air and meet half way to complain .Of coarse we need to find a friendly's or DQ to complain at .

-- Patty {NY State} (fodfarms@slic.com), August 07, 2001.

"Hot and Grumpy" is the reason that our one luxury is central air conditioning..if we did not have it here in Alabama, I would be typing this from some penetentiary....I would give up everything else first before that..the heat here was the sole issue of debate in moving from PA..hubby loves sweating in the great outdoors..he would be out there doing something if it were 120 degrees..on the other hand, he hates being cold, and he gets very crabby when the thermometer goes below freezing. I, on the other hand, adore the cold weather because I am an indoor person..my idea of a great time is sitting in a rocker, quilting and looking out at the piles of snow on the ground..so guess which one of us is the practical one, LOL???? We compromised and moved to Alabama where the Summers are VERY HOT and HUMID, but then from Sept through June is perfect, and I get central air to keep me sane.. The good thing about NY is that your heat will go away real soon!!! Think of me when you are enjoying all that lovely snow..I'll just be looking outside at some nice brown grass LOL.......

-- lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), August 07, 2001.

Stacy, you're not kidding, it's hot!! Thermometer on my porch says 96 in the shade, it's 5pm. I work in AC all day, but I'd still rather stay home even if it's hot. Customers are pretty grumpy, too.

-- Cathy in NY (hrnofplnty@yahoo.com), August 07, 2001.

It peaked at 97 degrees here this afternoon but the sun was out for a little while on the thermometer. There was a breeze but it was a hot one. We do have an above ground pool but that only helps while you're actually in it. Drying off and getting dressed makes me hot and grumpy again. Well, I didn't kill anyone today...one of the dogs came close tho. I'm going to go fiddle with the chicken waterer in a few minutes--they need scrubbing anyway. There's nothing quite like the smell of a dirty chicken waterer, YUCK!

Tomorrow is going be hotter than today was and Thursday is supposed to be near 100 degrees. It doesn't look like we're going to get any rain tonight either.

Well, gotta run. I better put ice water out for the chickens tomorrow or we'll have hard boiled eggs (grin)

Thanks for listening to this hot and grumpy person.

Stacy in NY

-- Stacy Rohan (KincoraFarm@aol.com), August 07, 2001.

Gosh, I can emphatize with you guys, being as this time last year I was in hot, humid, muggy central Florida! But, I have to say, I am smiling as I read your posts, as it is raining off and on here, (monsoon season, you know?) a cool 60 degrees, and absolutely wonderful! We haven't even had to run a fan all summer, much less an air conditioner! I think I could begin to like it here after all........ In His Grace, Sissy in Flagstaff.

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), August 08, 2001.

Temperatures in the nineties and high humidity all over the northern half of the nation. Been that way here in North Florida since early May and won't go away until sometime in late September.

Sure hope this doesn't mean we'll be getting a lot of the Northern cold this winter down here.

Went up last August to visit the wife's kinfolk in Southern Maine and temperatures went into the nineties and everybody liked to have died on me. Got real grumpy when I innocently asked what everyone was complaining about, it's *supposed* to hot and humid in August. Of course, I'm a Florida Cracker and it's all natural to me. "Just you wait until you come up for Christmas, boy, and we'll see *who* complains about the weather then!" But it'll be a *dry* cold... yada, yada, yada...


-- Live Oak (oneliveoak@yahoo.com), August 08, 2001.

Well I suppose if you aren't used to the heat it would be a bit sticky. Folks up in MO complain about how hot it is when it's in the 90's and have a bit of humidity......I always tell em the same thing. You wanna see hot...go to east Tx in August! To me bein in the 90's isn't bad ......if you get down into the upper 80's that feels like A/C....it's when that thermometer starts readin in 3 digits instead of 2 that it starts to get mighty uncomfortable. I really do sympathise......if I didn't have A/C I'd probably kill somethin or someone. Be careful out in this kind of heat....really easy to get heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. I had heat stroke about 5 yrs ago and I can't get out and work in hot weather any more. Make sure you drink plenty of water and you are taking in some salt. Put a pan of icecubes in front of a fan and sit in front of it....it helps.

-- Amanda in MO (mrsgunsmyth@hotmail.com), August 08, 2001.

The heat makes everyone hot and grumpy. I'm a grumpy person to begin with so this heat is NOT a good thing! Luckily I started a 2 day vacation to go to a wedding in Pittsburgh so don't have to work in the heat. Staying at brother in laws house, it's air conditioned. Oh does it ever feel GOOD! Will be in air conditioned places rest of the weekend. Finally getting some much needed rain, and Pennsylvania has a cold front coming in (only supposed to be in the 70's instead of 90's. So I am declaring an end to this heat wave! Everyone stay cool!

P.S. Remember this weather Stacy when in February you write about how bitter COLD it is! LOL

-- Michael W. Smith in North-West Pennsylvania (kirklbb@penn.com), August 09, 2001.

You're right, Michael. I'll be whining in February how cold and long the winter has been (grin)

The cold front and rain went through yesterday. We didn't get as much rain as I would have liked but we did get some.

Stacy in NY

-- Stacy Rohan (KincoraFarm@aol.com), August 11, 2001.

Finally, 60 degrees and clear as a bell! Don't know how hot it's supposed to get today, but it sure is beautiful right now (9am).

-- Cathy in NY (hrnofplnty@yahoo.com), August 11, 2001.

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