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Old 06-23-2009, 06:51 PM   #4431
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Highs in the mid 90's with a heat index of 105F. All my windows are fogged up in my house, the humidity is so high. Tell me again why do I live in Florida.
Ditto!!!
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:11 PM   #4432
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Rainy season is starting here in the tropics. Temperature in the mid 80s. Nice, steady ocean breeze. Rains maybe an hour or so a day, but today a little longer. Warm rain, so really pleasant as it continues the lovely, lush foliage.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #4433
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Hmmmmm...lemme see!!! Well, today the heat index was 105F and, as someone told me a few days ago, we need a snorkel to walk around outside it's so humid. I'm actually considering the idea.

I arrived home about 5 p.m. today and, as I was unloading the car, a sudden thunderstorm came up. I got soaked and our power went out for an hour. Needless to say, it's hotter and stickier than it was this afternoon. I've been to rain forests in other countries and all that's missing here are the songs of the exotic birds. Whoopee!!!
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #4434
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98* heat index is 101 and it is very dry and hard to breath. Bad for anyone with respiratory problems.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:59 PM   #4435
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98* heat index is 101 and it is very dry and hard to breath. Bad for anyone with respiratory problems.
Yep, Stacy. I have an asthmatic kitty and the longer the power was off, the more concerned I was about her. I almost lost her on Memorial Day and I am a bit "hinky" when conditions are ripe for an asthmatic episode. I live too far away from the vet's office to be able to get her there in time if anything should happen. As it is, I keep a syringe of medication on hand in the refrigerator as a safety measure. The only real challenge is giving a cat a shot without any help. I can get VERY creative.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #4436
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Get a cool mist humidifier, Katie. When it gets hot, put her in a small room, laundry, bath, somewhere small, but, still big enough it won't bother her and turn it on. That will help keep the moisture in her lungs. That is what I always did for my son. He has asthma.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:09 PM   #4437
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Yes, Stacy, I've done that. The vet also suggested that I add menthol to it, like Vick's, and that is what got her over the hump on Memorial Day. Otherwise, I would've lost her. I didn't have a syringe of her medication because I'd had to use it earlier in the month because of her reaction to pollens. It can only be administered at 30-day intervals.

Thank goodness, the power is back on and she's hangin' out in the kitchen where there's a window air-conditioner. I imagine she'll stay there for the night.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:47 PM   #4438
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Highs in the mid 90's with a heat index of 105F. All my windows are fogged up in my house, the humidity is so high. Tell me again why do I live in Florida.

We live in Florida because the highs are in the mid-90's during the day, and high 80's during the night.
We don't freeze.
We get to wear casual clothes to fancy restaurants.
Shorts are acceptable attire almost anywhere.
We eat Christmas dinner outside on the lanai.
We don't have to own boots or mittens.
We never have to shovel snow.
We don't have to drive on ice.
The trees are green year round.
There are flowers year round.
There is no State income tax.
The humidity keeps your skin looking young.
We pick the citrus off the trees in our yards.

Need more???
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:05 PM   #4439
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We live in Florida because the highs are in the mid-90's during the day, and high 80's during the night.
We don't freeze.
We get to wear casual clothes to fancy restaurants.
Shorts are acceptable attire almost anywhere.
We eat Christmas dinner outside on the lanai.
We don't have to own boots or mittens.
We never have to shovel snow.
We don't have to drive on ice.
The trees are green year round.
There are flowers year round.
There is no State income tax.
The humidity keeps your skin looking young.
We pick the citrus off the trees in our yards.

Need more???
Yes please a flight ticket will do me ta
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:24 PM   #4440
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It's cold....chilly....in my office. I haven't been outside since 10:30 this morning. At that time it felt fabulous outside. It's sunny and very few clouds, little breeze that I can see...

I think it was in the low 90's today. As per the weather girl yesterday.
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