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Hot ‘n Sticky

Monday, June 13th, 2005 · No Comments

This was probably the hottest weekend it’s been in the year-and-a-half we’ve lived in Saratoga Springs. It was in the high 80s/low 90s. Throw in the humidity, and it probably felt like 100 degrees all weekend long. (It’s only 7:30 in the morning now and already it’s 85% humidity.) It’s so humid that the paint on doors and kitchen cabinets is sticking to itself. It’s so hot that I ran out yesterday to buy a new window air conditioner for our bedroom since the old one broke. (The heating and cooling service place comes later this morning to fix our big, downstairs unit, which is only piping out uncooled air.)

It’s so hot that yesterday we brought our new dehumidifier up from the basement to use on our first floor all afternoon and into the night. In the basement, the machine drains via modified garden hose into our sump pump hole. Upstairs, I was astounded at the end of the night to find the 35-pint dehumidifier at least half-full of water! Having grown up in California where humidity is nothing like it is on this coast, the concept of sucking water out the air blew me away. I had to call my brother to share in my amazement; he was equally astounded.

There are more scattered thunderstorms in the forecast this week, so hopefully the rain will cool the air and bring some much-needed relief to this heat wave. It’s hard to think when it’s this hot. It’s also pretty incredible to think I now live in a place where the temperature varies by more than 100 degrees throughout the year (nearly 20 below in January to 90 degrees and higher the past week).

Despite the heat, other adventures this weekend included grilling delicious cajun catfish and watching Empire Falls last night with my mother-in-law; mowing the lawn and doing other yard work yesterday morning; going to dinner and seeing Mr. and Mrs. Smith in Albany with Tracy and Christine Saturday night; hitting the farmer’s market Saturday afternoon; playing Elfin Dressup and hitting the town with Justin Friday night; and walking a lap at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Friday night.

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