Getting cooler

Posted Aug 30, 2004 in Miscellaneous, Personal, Weather.

After almost four days of sweaty, sweltering yuckiness, we have air conditioning again. On Thursday, one of the construction guys working on our house managed to drop screws and nails into our air conditioning unit. Described as a “freak occurrence”, the foreign objects punched two holes in the refrigeration coils, causing all the freon to leak out.

A guy came out last night and patched the punctures - I'm deeply grateful that he should give up his Sunday night to try and help us out. He came back this morning and refilled the freon. A breath of heavenly coolness is now being emitted from the house vents, but it will take many hours to lower the temperature in the house to comfortable levels. As I write, it is 81° inside the house, and we'll get 85° and 85% humidity outside today.


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    Don't you miss England? During summer at least? I am going back to a country where there are 6 seasons, instead of 2 like here - dry freezer and a sauna.

    Posted by Moose on Aug 30, 2004.

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    Actually, I'm flying to England on Saturday. I'll be there for a week! I hope I get freezing cold weather LOL

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Aug 30, 2004.

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    A freak occurence? Hah, more like Mr. Butterfingers. In regards to England, in the movie League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I believe Sean Connery tells another character, "Prepare for an English summer." and then next scene shows London drenched in rain. Does it really rain that much and to the extent where summer is full of rain storms?

    That, or I'm an ignorant Yanky.

    Posted by kartooner on Aug 31, 2004.

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    I think England has been unfairly linked with rain. The average yearly rainfall in London is about the same as it is in Philadelphia, after a leisurely glance at data available on the internet.

    Part of the problem is that you don't really get extremes of weather in England. In Philly, we get a temperature range of anywhere from -20 to +110 degrees fahrenheit. You get clear skies, or truly horrible skies with heavy thunderstorms. In London, it is more like +10 to +90 degrees, much of which is between 50 and 70 degrees. Consequently, you get a lot of grey skies and light rain.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Aug 31, 2004.

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    I love England and its weather. The summers are mild and the winters are wet! So a good vareation of weather types. After my reserch Dec, Jan and Feb are the months to get your umbrella out and Jun, Jul and Aug is the time for suncream! Thanx!

    Posted by Fleur Harman on Jan 06, 2005.