[LMB] OT: Confession re: my list of how to live in a hot climate

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Mon Sep 19 22:01:12 BST 2011

Swamp coolers are still very prevalent here in Albuquerque. They are really good most of the time'not so good during the muggy, overcast run-up to the monsoon season. And totally unneeded when it rains, since rain lowers the temperature.


> Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:32:49 -0700
> From: razenna at earthlink.net
> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> Subject: [LMB] OT: Confession re: my list of how to live in a hot climate
> I must admit I live in San Francisco, and have done so since I was 30.  This is not because of the climate, I really get tired of having to wear what I still consider winter clothes during the summer, but because when the fog rolls in it washes all the pollen I'm alergic to out of the air (and live far enough from downtown not to be in the bad air area.)
> Comment on keeping office buildings 68 F or below - in Sacramento, they were known as "sweater offices".  Women kept a sweater in the office to wear when the summer air conditioning kicked in, then hung them on the back of their chairs when they were ready to leave.
> A question to those who grew up at the beginning of air conditioning.  Remember "swamp coolers", which worked by blowing the outside air through a wet pad?  They exchanged a small part of the heat for humidity, and sometimes made the home more uncomfortable than no air conditioning did.
>     Carol Gray-Ricci
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