[elky] Re: Summer.....

  • From: elcam84@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 00:09:27 -0500

     They are forcasting the weather to stay the same for the next 6 weeks 
before temps start dropping below 100. And there won't be any rain this fall 
either. The weather pattern is the same as during the dust bowl... If we don't 
get rain next spring there will be a  serious lack of water in the lakes. May 
look at having a well drilled if it gets that bad and it may. 
      As it is i'm having a hard time keeping the trees alive and with no rain 
over the winter they will definitly die off. Can't afford enough city water to 
keep them going in that case. It's possible it will get that bad.

         I'm all for moving out of texas. Have been since moving here cause the 
weather sucks nearly year round. A few nice days spread throughout the year and 
that's it.  

          Midnight here and still 89*....

             Robert Adams 

-----Original Message-----
From: John Christensen
Sent:  08/06/2011, 9:22  PM
To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [elky] Re: Summer.....

Well, I got the bushings here now, but no time to put them in.

I went for a walk around 10, came home and played drums in the garage till
2. I was soaked, but it was only in the 90's here, so it could be worse. I
could be in TX.

We'll get you up here. Just don't know when. I work through this week, with
only a couple days off till the 19th. Then we are headed to Omaha. Looks
like they are having some nasty storms tonight. We had rain this morning.
Cloudy all day. Might have rain tonight. Really muggy here.

Hope you get relief soon.


On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Robert Adams <elcam84@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>               We had no spring rain at all this year. We have had about 1"
> of rain this year. The only other moisture was the snow in jan-feb. I just
> came in from running the hose on some of the trees. I turn it on full and it
> makes a puddle about 3' in diameter and all just soaks right in. One tree in
> the back is loosing it's leaves quicker than the others and the tips are
> looking bare so it's getting more of the watering. The ones out front are
> the bigger ones and they are taking it better but they are the ones I really
> can't loose since they are on the south side of the house. So I am flooding
> the front yard as the roots should all converge in that area for all of the
> trees. The front yard is small but the back yard is big (I prefer it that
> way).
>                      The yard is starting to look like fall with all the
> leaves building up. I keep looking on craigslist for a lawn sweep for the
> mower. These trash oaks drop crap year round.
>                Yesterday was a little cooler at only 108* but with a couple
> days at 110* everything is heat soaked even more. The AC isn't cycling as
> much either. Course the neighbors and most around are running from noon to
> 8pm non stop every day and can only maintain 81*.  In tx you always oversize
> your AC no matter what anyone tells you cause the sizing programs use the
> wrong temps and humidity for summer to do their calculations.
>              Looks like we will continue 86* at night and 108-110* until
> the end of august. At 9am it was already 92*. 2pm to 8pm is the hottest part
> of the day. It usually hits 100* or more before noon.
>              Oh and I have been spraying water on the roof to keep the roof
> temps down and the attic temps down a little. The water boils on contact
> with the roof. If you get it right you can have a ball of water roll down
> the roof in a rolling boil just like in a pot of water. Will get the ladder
> out and see what the roof temp is but it has to be well over 200* in the
> heat of the day.
>                  We are headed out to see a movie as that's the only place
> you can go with cold AC. Just like the 20s and 30s... Was hoping to get out
> of town this week to anywhere cooler but isn't going to happen. I'm to the
> point where I'm pissed all the time cause of the heat. Geri doesn't mind it
> like i do cause she is never in it except walking to and from the car, if
> she had to work out in it she would be ready to move too.
>                    Robert Adams
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 7:16 PM, Mary McCarthy <printces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> I'm sorry you all are struggling.  That sounds really miserable.  I know I
>> couldn't do it.
>> Here's our weather forecast from last week <G>:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrfiPm9JM4A
>> right now it's 77 and very nice out.  Been that way for awhile now.
>>  gardens are sad from no spring, but there's always next year.  Trying to
>> get caught up on all those outdoor projects that got rained out earlier in
>> the season, and ready to tear up the kitchen floor next week.
>> stay cool.
>> Mary
>>>               Well we hit 110 yet again today and the low last night was
>>> 86. It's 6pm here and it's still 107*...  But on the good side we are going
>>> to get a cold front next week. It's going to drop to the low 100s next week.
>>> I watch the nearest couple weather stations to us and they all show that we
>>> have been at 100*+ for about 70 days in a row now and we are looking forward
>>> to another 30 or so unless a hurricane comes or a glacier
>>>                The trees are all loosing their leaves pretty fast now as
>>> they are all going dormant(hopefully). Will have to get the mower out in a
>>> day or two to chop them all up before the piles get too deep. The temp of
>>> the dirt in the sun is about 140*. When I checked under the back porch which
>>> is shaded all day it was 113*. Basically everything is heatsoaked to around
>>> 108* on average.
>>>             Went by HD and lowes to pick up some materials for a job and
>>> couldn't because both have closed their garden areas for the rest of the
>>> week. They will open from 8-10 tomorrow though... Even in the stores it's
>>> hot and you sweat just walking around in them. Their AC systems are
>>> marginally sized when the temps are lower but now way undersized and a side
>>> effect is that they never shut off so they suck all the moisture out of the
>>> air making it very dry inside. Dry enough that your eyes hurt from it. We
>>> aren't used to dry air anywhere here...
>>>                 As for the trees... I have been soaking them at the trunk
>>> and hoping some of that makes it deep enough to help them. Need to look at
>>> getting a couple deep watering poles for them but the sand is as hard as
>>> concrete now and It will be fun getting it in. Wonder if there is an IV for
>>> trees like a reverse maple syrup system... :)
>>>                Well anyway as usual summer sucks but it's really bad this
>>> year. I'm at my breaking point and trying to find somewhere cooler with
>>> cheap hotel rooms for a few days. Everyone is getting cabin fever from being
>>> stuck inside for over 2 months and I'm tired of it cause I work out in it
>>> most of the time.
>>>                Robert Adams
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