We'll see if that holds up when you get ice storms this winter

 From: Alex Stanley <j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com>
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:18 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: A true culinary "find" in Paris

The 10 day forecast for Fairfield has highs in the 70s to low 80s, with 50s and 
60s at night. Of course, the science is very clear on this: FF has Maharishi 
brand Vedic pandits, while Texas and California do not, hence the more pleasant 
temperatures in FF.

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@...> wrote:
> Was 101 here and I ran the AC in the evening.  It still works.  I wanted 
> to replace it as it is probably over 30 years old GE but the neighbors 
> think there's is even older but working.  I wanted to replace it with a 
> quieter unit but most of the stores only have window not through the 
> wall.  However some of the installer blogs say they can make some of the 
> window units work as through the wall.  Around here though the 
> installers seen to only want to do central air.  I looked into it but 
> with the required electrical upgrade was $5000.  The place is prepped 
> for it and I asked the original owner why she didn't put it in and she 
> said it wasn't worth it because it only got really hot a few days out of 
> the year and the wall unit was sufficient.  I have a Soleus portable in 
> this room which I run if it gets too hot.
> It's a Spare the Air Day but I'm still driving to the waterfront park 
> for a walk which may have a cool breeze off the water. People hate these 
> Spare the Air Days around here because it's a perfect day to BBQ and 
> they can't.  And Saturdays you get these gardening crews coming around 
> as they will be in this neighborhood running movers and blowers which 
> aren't supposed to be run either.  But what can they do?  People want 
> them there on Saturday when they're home not during the week.
> If the BART workers strike on Monday then the Bay Area might look like 
> Mumbai by the end of day.
> On 06/29/2013 07:52 AM, Mike Dixon wrote:
> > Upper 120's for Death Valley today, upper 90's for Houston with near 100% 
> > humidity, feels like Death Valley! But ahhhh, the comforts of 
> > air-conditioning. The dog doesn't want to run(swim,maybe) the Peregrine 
> > won't want to fly. We'll just chill today.
> >
> > 
> >
> > ________________________________
> >   From: turquoiseb <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
> > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:29 AM
> > Subject: [FairfieldLife] A true culinary "find" in Paris
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > No, not five-star cuisine, comfort food -- fish and chips. And in my
> > 'hood, no less, at a very acceptable cafe near rue Mouffetard that has
> > free Wifi. I feel like a soccer fan shouting "Score!"  :-)
> >
> > Light, crispy crust perfectly fried around a tasty morsel of fresh fish,
> > served with acceptable fries, tartar sauce, and -- bless them! --
> > vinegar on the side, without me even having to ask for it. I must look
> > English or something today.
> >
> > As for "today," it's still overcast and slightly on the chilly side, at
> > the end of June. I'm wearing a short-sleeved shirt, but many around me
> > are wearing coats and sweaters. It's a gigantic leap to go from looking
> > around the cafe at this to reading on the Net about the heat waves in
> > the American Southwest.
> >
> > I wish them all well. Ten years ago I was here in Paris during the
> > now-infamous canicule (heat wave) that killed hundreds of people in
> > Europe. It was *intense*. High temperatures, but the killer (literally)
> > was that it never cooled down -- not even at night -- for a couple of
> > weeks.
> >
> > At that time of year, most of Paris is away on vacation. Many of the
> > ones left behind are old, and don't have the money to travel. Their age
> > made them susceptible to heatstroke and respiratory conditions, and many
> > were placed in grave danger by the incessant heat. The doctors of Paris
> > were *also* away on vacation during this period, but to their credit,
> > when they heard about the temperatures, many of them left their families
> > at their vacation homes and returned to Paris, because they knew what
> > was going to happen, and wanted to be there to care for people. It has
> > been estimated that if they hadn't done that, the number of deaths as a
> > result of the canicule would have been several times higher than it was.
> >
> > But today it's cool, and so were the fish and chips. Life just rocks
> > sometimes when you're easy to please.  :-)
> >
> > 
> >


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