Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Muggies Are Back



It had to happen folks, the "muggies" (hot, humid, muggy weather) is back.  Just the other day I was saying how much I appreciated real spring like weather.  Usually, here on the Delmarva peninsula, surrounded as we are by water, we get one, maybe two days of spring.  This year?  Why I almost lost count of the really nice days.  But that's all history now folks; We're back to August, middle of the summer, draining, humid, hot, muggy weather.  



Yesterday was a Three Shower Day and yet I still ended up the day peeling my clothes off of me as if I had just spent a half hour in a steam bath.  

These are the kinds of days that I don't like doing yard work other than changing the water in my seven bird baths.  I just can't take the heat folks.  

I remember the oft repeated warning when I was young that the old folks should be especially careful of the heat and becoming overheated.  I am there folks.  I am old and I quickly wilt under this oppressive, seemingly, non ending heavy humidity of heat.  Oh to live in a part of the country where, even if it does get hot, it's a "DRY" heat.  I hear that's nothing.


26 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:20 PM

    Speedos save the day.,.

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    1. Anonymous,
      You don't want to see me in Speedos. Maybe thirty years ago but not now. Believe me.
      Ron

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  2. It has 'cooled off' lately and the highs are only in the upper 90s - with not a drop of humidity. One gets quite used to it; I don't use AC now until 'it is over 101'. When I go back east, the humidity hits me like a brick.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      The humidity is the killer, literally. I can't take it. When it is this humid, like most of last week and today, I stay inside. The humidity is like a heavy hand squeezing the life out of me. I.CANNOT.TAKE.IT. Your description of "humidity hits me like a brick" is very apt.
      Ron

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  3. Where I live we don't have the oppressive humidity I remember from summers in upstate NY. And that was nothing compared to most of the year in Washington DC. Where we live now doesn't have that kind of humidity, but it also rarely gets hot. The dry heat out west is different, but it's still damned hot. I've been camping in Death Valley. The only time it's comfortable to be outdoors is just before sunrise. Stay cool, and hydrated!

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    1. Walt,
      On occasion I've experienced the dry heat (over 100) and that is certainly hot but nothing like the oppressive (*which is an excellent description of humidity) humitdy we're experiencing now. We had a few nice days but now we're back to the heavy hand of humidity.
      Ron

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  4. I've lived in both dry and humid places. Humidity is indeed incredibly miserable, but so-called "dry" heat isn't much better. Heat is heat, and heat is HELL - no matter what form it happens to be in.

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    1. Jon,
      I'll take the "dry" heat over the heavy, squeeze the life out of you, humidity any day but I do agree with you that just about any kind of heat is miserable. Oh for the few find days of mild spring temperatures which always seem to be so unusual when they occur.
      Ron

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  5. Well come on out to visit. "There's room and bored you won't be."

    You can decide whether the dry heat is nothing when it's over 110*F. Oh, btw. monsoon season starts in about a week so that dry part....not so much. :-)

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    1. Harper's Keeper,
      As soon as I receive my passport (I was told it was take "six weeks") I'll make my plane reservations for Harper's Hotel.
      Ron

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  6. Is there something TERRIBLY wrong with my eyes, or does that woman on your header photo have three arms??? I didn't mention it when I first saw it because I thought I was crazy (which, of course, would be a complete impossibility.....).

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    1. Jon,
      Yes, she had three arms. Actually I lie. She only has two arms but when I took the panorama shot she moved. I posted the picture anyway to see if anyone noticed. They did. I have some very observant blog readers.
      Ron

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  7. Ron - I hope you are having a great time with Pat being there.

    Melissa

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    1. Melissa,
      I did have a great time with Pat during his visit. We covered a lot. Didn't get much sleep but we're catching up now.
      Ron

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  8. Dry heat is still hot, and it's dangerous because you're not as aware of how much water you are losing via sweating since it evaporates so quickly. Me, I hate the muggies. I sweat walking to the truck after work, or across a parking lot. Yesterday, I was outside for about an hour with a friend, and was soaked through within minutes, even though it wasn't THAT HOT and a nice breeze was blowing. Fortunately, the AC inside dried me out pretty quickly.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Same here Jay. All I have to do is be out in the heat and humidity for a few minutes and I'm soaked. I can't stand it. I don't remember how I handled it when I was younger. But I do know that now, the heat and humidity; especially the humidity, just drains the life out of me.
      Ron

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  9. Ron,

    How nice, I go to your blog and now I get advertisement videos messages first before I get your posts.

    Lar

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    1. Lar,
      That's unique to you because as far as I know it's not happening for anyone else. And I don't have any ads on my blog. Never did, never will.
      Ron

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  10. Ron,

    Really interesting that the girl in your banner photo has three arms. You gonna put up photos of our visit to Rehoboth?

    Lar

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    1. Lar,
      That girl had three arms. She handled it pretty well I thought. Yes, I will put up photos of our visit. I had to take a little bit of a recess from posting my blog. Personal reasons. I'll be back to normal soon.
      Ron

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  11. Hey Ron - I was so caught up in your hood last week I didn't even get to your web page. I know some of the days were hot there - but I'm one willing to go without a/c. I'm not saying that's the answer for everyone. It works for me. Trouble is I freeze in a/c spaces and have to wear extra clothing because I acclimatize. Amazing weather in Toronto this spring - low to mid 70's with a bit of rainfall every week. I guess I'm just glad to be over last winter which was extremely relentless with it's sub zeros and snowfall. Loved loved my time in Dela where?

    Pat

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    1. Pat,

      Thank you for your visit. You are an excellent guest. A grand time was had by all. I'm glad we got to revisit Nectar and Lori's Cafe and Cafre Azafran and, most important of all....Old Time Photo.

      Ron

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  12. That gal in the left of your masthead photo looks like she has 3 arms (that'd be great for shoplifting!)

    Forget the showers, just have Bill hose you down...or get a *really* big birdbath!

    :-)

    -Andy

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    1. Andy,
      That gal had three arms. I think she handled herself quite well. You never know what you're gong to see at the beach.
      Ron

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  13. Ron,

    Yeah, dry heat is still hit. When I was in Phoenix the temperature was in the mid-90s (It was february after all so winter). I walked downtown and I was hot and beginning to sweat because I was on the sunny side of the street. I got hit with a sudden rain that lasted maybe five minutes of downpour. Rain stopped and I immediately dried out. Walking back was very comfortable because I went back on the shady side of the street. If you were in the sun, it felt just like here on a hot day, but in shade it was nice.

    Lar

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    1. Lar,
      I've only experienced that dry heat a few times and I much prefer it over the oppressive humid heat that we usually get in these parts.
      Ron

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