Longing for the Winter - Question

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:12
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Greetings,
BOM is my homepage - Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology. It’s dead accurate and gives me my first daily shock. It lists what to expect a week ahead. Now there are 7 stinkers lined up - all about 35 degrees and higher. They put dog Rusty and me into a torpor. For 2 months we vegetate, soaked in intense self-pity.
To save the planet I fool myself with an inefficient fan during the day. For the night it’s airconditioning in the bedroom. Each afternoon, dog Rusty squats in front of that door; stares at it like at the Pearly Gates with paradise behind them. Which it is. Of course, it’s much too noisy to sleep. So the day’s brain is foggy. We are summer zombies yearning for shivers again, and be cuddled by winter’s knitwear.
The strange thing: years ago living in Sydney I loved the beach and sun and summer. Now it’s a curse.
Question: is there something wrong with me, or do all oldies - say above 60 - wither under the sun?
Klaus and Rusty
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:30

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:30
Hi there Klaus, oops, and Rusty, while I love summer my wife hates it, she hates the heat. NO CHANCE of her travelling till the cooler months generally. Even here today in Penrith, currently 37.9 I dont have the house air con on. When wife gets home she will freak that I havnt had the air on all day to keep the house cool. Bubs is sleeping fine with just a ceiling fan going above her in her bedroom. Just checked temp in house, its showing 30. Have mowed both front and rear lawns and now sitting down enjoying a cold one under my pergola. I know my mum feels the cold more then the heat in her older days. Nothing wrong with you mate, and the dog, well ours does the same as soon as the wife gets home because she knows the air will go in and be 23 inside the house, no chance of shifting the dog from the kitchen area once shes in lol. WHG
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:37

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:37
Steve,

We both have the same problem...........SWMBO who hate the heat :((

I have started to look for work a bit further south (but still in QLD)

The dog lives outside so she has no choice but to live with the heat haha

Sam is looking forward to winter every day but I am dreading the colder weather as it creates issues with my back haha so we are in a position of compromise and have decide to move south a little

Cheers Kev
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:43

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:43
This is what happened in our lounge room the other week when I was at home wife wasnt (work), we had two days of over 40 and I didnt think it was that bad so didnt turn the air on........






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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:46

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:46
hahahahaha


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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:48

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:48
Hi Kev, yeah no where your coming from. Have family members who hate the cold as there knees, backs etc play up from old injuries, arthritis and the sort. Those sporting days come back to haunt most of us, or for the unfortunate ones (like yourself) where it was due to an injury can be very painful for some. WHG
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Follow Up By: stefan & 12 times Dakar winner - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 16:59

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 16:59
bring on the next ice age......crap heat.

For sale one wife who LOVES the heat...... I hate it!!!!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 17:08

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 17:08
good thing it didn't happen in the bedroom wherehegone
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:58

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:58
Know where you are coming from Klaus, hate the heat and our house rarely gets over 28, but now my knees are giving me trouble in the cold. Had to turn the air con down in a work car the other day as my left knee was killing me BLAST.
Whg love the photo , the wilted ones me at the monent lol.
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:20

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:20
Kev you are going to have to move further south then southern Queensland to get away from the heat, it was 33 c at 1200m at frypan on Eucebene dam yesterday.Me I am moving to the antartic training station near lake Augusta tassie to get away from it. Was their last feb and it was a full blown blizzard.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:23

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:23
Pete,

I don't intend to live outside of Queensland again LOL



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Follow Up By: stefan & 12 times Dakar winner - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:34

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:34
you are welcome HOME anytime Kev :)
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:49

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:49
Steve,

I thought I posted this last night but may have hit the wrong button.

I'll be in Penrith late March for a week and would like to catch up for a beer.

I've lost your email address, can you drop me a note

jimbest at bestoffroad dot net dot au

I would MM you if I had the facilty, but I don't. This is the only way I can make contact.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Reply By: oz doc - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:52

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:52
Hi Klaus, you say that in your youth you were quite tolerant of the summer heat. It could just be the effect of advancing age that has changed things for you- or in fact it really could be a medical problem. Not hard to go and get a checkup- especially your thyroid. Both overactive and underactive thyroid problems can affect heat tolerance. cheers. doc.
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:55

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:55
Blood pressure to I believe ??? oz doc. WHG
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 16:10

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 16:10
Hi Klaus

Even as a young child i hated the hot humid days and the headaches and lethargy they brought on. Now i do have high blood pressure (controlled), and hate the heat even more. My husband who could work all day out in the heat no longer can. At least when it is cold, we can put on warm clothes, have a fire inside the house, and feel energetic. When it is hot, you can only sit under the air conditioner (then the power goes off!), and trying to sleep on hot nights is awful.

With ozone depletion, the sun is 'stronger' - it really burns on the skin. This too may be having an effect on our metabolism.

Anyway - Rusty isn't sixty so if he says it's hot, it is hot!

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Reply By: DIO - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 16:17

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 16:17
It's Summer time, all become a little less tolerant - of the weather and each other.
Checkout the weather and forecast for SA/Adelaide. Looks like the next week will be in excess of 100F and most likely over 40C they've already had 4 successive days in excess of 40C. Now that's really HOT.
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Follow Up By: That Troopy Bloke (SA) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:26

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:26
Quote "they've already had 4 successive days in excess of 40C"
errr...5 actually, counting today.
Tuesday 43.2
Wednesday 45.7
Thursday 43.4
Friday 43.1
Saturday 41.0.
So as you can see, the days are getting cooler :-)


Not that I'm complaining, it's so much nicer than that looong cold winter we have for about 9 months every year.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 00:18

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 00:18
Klaus and Rusty
But I thought all the Daylight saving saved in NSW would be of benefit to you , $&&$#@@*((&*^&%$^*&**&*()&*)&*)%^%^ER , uncoded it it's my opinion of Daylight Wasting, anyhow It's just pleasant up my way, not to hot, not too cold ... well not cold at all, just look at the lovely row of even minimums , note the time too,

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