July 28, 2009
I think I might have overdone it this time. I showed up at the grocery store a couple minutes before it opened, and decided I was going to buy a lot of ice for today. Weather forecast is for 103, and it was already sticky and hot at 0700. So I ended up buying 120 pounds of ice. (Yesterday I got 50.)
Getting that home and hauling it all inside was a lot of work, but that part's over now. So there's 4 blocks in the tub in the kitchen right now, and another 8 in my bathtub waiting for their turn.
It's 0900 and it's already over 80 outside. The guys I really pity are the construction workers next door.
UPDATE: What I was thinking when I loaded up the shopping cart was "On a day like today, better to have too much than not enough." I guess I'll find out.
UPDATE: Well, I didn't really quite believe it, but 12 blocks of ice turned out to be about right. Now they're saying it'll be 105 tomorrow, so I think I'll probably do the same again.
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Posted by: Mikeski at July 28, 2009 02:20 PM (GbSQF)
Posted by: David at July 28, 2009 08:49 PM (n/RK7)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at July 28, 2009 09:32 PM (vGfoR)
$18. Not exactly a bank-breaker, but also not something I'd want to do day after day for a month.
But I won't have to. The heat wave will break on Friday.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 29, 2009 03:07 AM (+rSRq)
Meanwhile, here in Dallas, we're having what passes for a cold snap.
Posted by: RickC at July 29, 2009 03:50 AM (iVigE)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at July 29, 2009 10:44 AM (pWQz4)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 29, 2009 10:58 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 29, 2009 03:09 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 29, 2009 03:34 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Toren at July 29, 2009 04:48 PM (T8y65)
I could totally whip up a MOT and provide you all the cooling you could ask for. Just a few minor side effects.
( like losing about 90% of your mass to evaporation *cough* ;-) )
Posted by: metaphysician at July 29, 2009 08:10 PM (M5Kik)
Judicious application of explosives would allow you to get one of those portable units that has a duct that feeds the hot exhaust outside.
What you'd do with the hole when you don't NEED an exhaust port is another question. Pretend you're bulls-eyeing womp rats in Beggar's Canyon back home, I guess.
Posted by: RickC at July 29, 2009 08:54 PM (iVigE)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 29, 2009 08:56 PM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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