According to the Weatherman

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@GardenGerty (101733)
United States
July 14, 2016 9:10am CST
According to the weather man, not only will I not be gardening, but also I should stay home and stay inside if at all possible. I did get up and dress, just in case I need to go somewhere. I am safe and dry here. The job I want to apply for just might be online. I think I will look. This kind of weather makes me want to cook, so I will do that as well. I hope you are safe, dry and not too hot.
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@Mike197602 (13899)
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 16
It's sunny and relatively cool here. Generally we don't get really bad weather here of the type you get in the US. Floods are about the worst thing that happens around here as the river goes through the middle of the city.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
There is a river at the far east end of our town. In 1951 they had a very bad flood that caused people to have to be removed from upper stories of buildings by boats. That resulted in a dam being built to protect the area and a reservoir for the support of it. It is still raining off and on and the air feels wonderful.
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@Mike197602 (13899)
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 16
@GardenGerty we have floods most years in parts of worcester/gloucestershire. A few years ago it was really bad and a water treatment plant was put out of action so we had no water for a week or so.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
@Mike197602 That would be awful. We have had freezes in the winter that at times put water treatment out of business.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
14 Jul 16
The past night we had one of the worst storm I have experienced here, but today is dry, beautiful and not too hot.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
It gets very windy here. I like it when the weather cools down after a storm.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
14 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Toady with the humidity dropped from 75% to 35% was beautiful, also the temperature was down in the 80's.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
@LadyDuck That sounds very comfortable indeed.
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@Marcyaz (35617)
• United States
14 Jul 16
If you are going to have bad weather then by all means stay inside and stay dry. Most of the jobs are done online these days. Happy cooking. I am safe and dry and so far it is not to hot.
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@koopharper (6641)
• Canada
14 Jul 16
We have what looks like a really nice day here. Hope we have more of the same tomorrow. I don't work tomorrow and it would be nice to get some outdoor chores done.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
I do not mind the rain where I am, safe and cozy. Community garden is more of a community weed patch and mud bog at this time, though. By next season I will have established some container and raised bed plots at home. Quick to run out the door and work on them.
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@JohnRoberts (61059)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jul 16
You get such rough weather in Kansas. It was nice when I there a few years ago during the month of September.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
It is usually pretty nice in September. It is not usually this rainy in July either. Where I have moved we always have wind. I am in a rather exposed area at the top of a hill.
• Midland, Michigan
22 Jul 16
Hot weather makes you feel like cooking? That would make our house even hotter since we don't have air and not good circulation in the kitchen or living room unless it cools down enough outside that we can turn the attic fan on. We've been doing smaller jobs in the mornings so we're not out in the heat too long, and I'm working my cashiering job second shift. We do have air on in there, so that's one benefit. Today it's supposed to reach 96 here in Michigan.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
24 Jul 16
I think I wanted to cook because I had some stuff that needed to be used up. Your house sounds a bit like mine. I do open to two back doors hoping to get a breeze through. We do have window units for the bedrooms, and so we only cool the one we sleep in. I keep thinking that if I had a job I would be in a/c. I use small appliances and the microwave to cook.
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Are you considering getting a job outside the home in order to afford a/c? That might work and may only be needed temporarily. For me, I'm working two jobs, but that's mainly because my husband is limited right now in the hours he can work and we're paying off his hospital bills from last spring and eight years ago. We're not making enough at present to even consider a/c, but it may work out before I fully retire.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@MarshaMusselman No, I am wanting a job to do some improvements on the house and also so that my husband does not feel like he has to keep working forever. Right now he enjoys it. He is seventy. I need the socialization. I am too isolated here. Structure of a job helps me as well. I can remember for a while working two jobs and taking classes all at the same time, while planning a wedding for my daughter. Like I said, we have four units we can use. We still need to remove some walls in kitchen and living rooms. Either this fall or next spring we will get one of the portable units that you vent out the window to use in the living space. We may buy two of them.
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14 Jul 16
Is it because of heavy rain? What weather man told?
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
I was watching a weather report on television. It is a combination of heavy rain with strong winds in the nearest large city. An example is that on an interstate a power pole blew down. It damaged an overpass, and a car ran into it. All traffic ended up blocked.
14 Jul 16
@GardenGerty then you should be very careful
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Jul 16
dry are you joking it doesn't rain in Southern California any more so I am safe and dry and oh yeah hot hot hot. If I feel hot now what will it be like come August and Sept when triple digits come about
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
16 Jul 16
I think the weather is different every year. We had a few wet days and now it is gone again.
@LoriAMoore (4672)
• United States
14 Jul 16
I think it's an air quality alert day here because it's so hot.
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
14 Jul 16
The rain certainly helped and now we are back to hot steamy sunshine. Take it easy.
• United States
14 Jul 16
It's 97 and oppressive. I was in the pool for over an hour but that was enouogh!
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@marsha32 (6691)
• United States
14 Jul 16
This kind of weather makes me want to sleep, which I did more of once I got back home with mom this morning.
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@peavey (16856)
• United States
15 Jul 16
We've been having beautiful weather here, in the low to mid 80s, sunny with a little breeze. Of course, it doesn't satisfy me, I want rain! It's kind of dry and we could stand some.
@rina110383 (24071)
15 Jul 16
Been raining here for weeks now.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Jul 16
well we got safe and dry, but not the not too hot part
@Corbin5 (113162)
• United States
14 Jul 16
A good plan you have for a day meant for staying indoors. After last night's storm, it is a wee bit cooler here.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 16
Here in England we pay no attention to the weatherman because he seems to have no idea what the weather is likely to be.