Not a fan

our fan
@Genipher (5166)
United States
August 25, 2016 5:43pm CST
It's been hot. Miserably hot. So we turn on the A/C and it chugs away, working hard to do barely anything. To make living more tolerable we close all the curtains and live in the dark. I'm starting to feel a bit like Dracula! Any beam of light that passes into the house has me hissing. We also fill the living room with fans. Little F, apparently, doesn't agree with that move. Every time I turn around he's unplugging them. Over and over we correct him, plug the things back in, stand in front of what little breeze we can stir, and try not to die. Next thing we know the house is a sweltering sauna because the one-year-old can't keep his little nubs off the knobs! Gah! Can it be winter yet? Please!?
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
25 Aug 16
Guess what? And this is the first time it has ever happened to me...I had a dream and in my dream you were there! A couple of months back somebody posted a discussion in mylot about dreaming of a mylot member and never had i thought it would happen to me. And when i saw this discussion of yours, I suddenly just recalled my dream! Pretty weird! Please don't rush the winter, it'll be too cold lol!
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
I've had dreams where I'm trying to come up with brilliant discussions...but never about one particular mylotter. At least, not yet. That's funny. I hope I wasn't a jerk in your dream.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
26 Aug 16
@Genipher Nope, in my dreams I was mylotting and talking to you and we were discussing about a common experience. That was it. Nothing fancy lol!
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@toniganzon That's still amusing...and I feel sort of honored, in a weird way.
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@JolietJake (49901)
• United States
25 Aug 16
My best friend...I have no A/C
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
25 Aug 16
Our A/C is on its last legs. As is most of our electronics. I wonder...how much would it cost to install a walk-in freezer for us to live in during summer?
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
And you live in a hotter area than me, I think!
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@JolietJake (49901)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@Genipher It's been a hot and humid summer here
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
I hate fans too. I don't like that air moving across my skin and I don't like the sound. So, I would rather be hot. But, I probably have no idea of the heat you experience.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Well, we don't get nearly as hard as the southern states with the heat. It still gets rather miserable here. Really? The whiten noise of the fan doesn't do it for you, eh? I've found them to be helpful in keeping little ones asleep. It drowns out the noise of what's going on around them.
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
@Genipher I know people who use it for that. I hate when my husband wants the fan on.
@Genipher (5166)
• United States
27 Aug 16
@paigea Isn't it funny how, in a couple, one person is always hot and the other is cold? One wants the window open and the other wants it shut?
@marlina (71254)
• Canada
25 Aug 16
Winter? No, not yet. But it could be the Fall.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
25 Aug 16
Let's just skip right into the cold season!
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@UncleJoe (9469)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
25 Aug 16
@Genipher It's hard to correct a one year old. They have to be at leat two before we can tase them.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
25 Aug 16
@UncleJoe Hmmm....only a few more months then! I have a friend who says they need to invent shock collars for kids. I think that'd be tabboo in this day and age...
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• United States
26 Aug 16
gotta love those toddlers, eh? i feel fer ya, hon. 'twas like that here back'n july - almost the entire month 'twas those temps reached o'er the century mark - jest miserable :( i'll give ya the winter to come here, k? i aint lookin' ferward to't myself.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
I had started thinking this summer would be mild. And then August hit. Blah.
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• United States
26 Aug 16
@Genipher sendin' ya cool hugs, hon. we'd thought we'd get those monsoon rains to nourish the lands here, such didn't occur 'n we remain with drought...'gain.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx That's one thing Oregon doesn't deal with. At least not yet. Do you guys gather rain in barrels, when you have your "monsoon"?
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@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
25 Aug 16
You have a little energy conservationist there. He means to be a electrician I guess. I have one fan blowing hot air down stairs but there is a limit to what those ac units can handle. Winter will come eventually, hang in there.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
25 Aug 16
That's a sweet way to look at it. I'll just have to remind myself that Little F is trying to stay green.
@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
25 Aug 16
@Genipher I need to guess what F stands for The heat puts stress on. I've had enough and its not near as bad as in those southern climates. Mercy.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@Bluedoll Whoops. I guess that sounds bad. His name starts with the letter F...and he's our sixth child. We're going alphabetically.
@just4him (109872)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Aug 16
Winter is coming soon.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
28 Aug 16
Again, this sounds like the title of a book. Or a movie. Winter is Coming... *cue the scary music* I think I've been writing too long today...
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@just4him (109872)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Sep 16
@Genipher If you're cuing scary music then yes, you've been writing too long.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
3 Sep 16
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@responsiveme (14474)
• India
27 Aug 16
luckily that has a shield screen or he'd be exploring the paddles that rotate !
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
27 Aug 16
As it is, he keeps sticking pencils and whatnot into it while it's running. The things that amuse a baby...!
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• India
27 Aug 16
@Genipher We have ceiling fans and my boys tried stopping the rotating blades with a stick......thatwas a long time ago.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
27 Aug 16
@responsiveme Ah, I'm familiar with that scenario, too. sigh. And all the chains for the ceiling fans have been broken, so now they're real short. And ugly.
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@JudyEv (118760)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug 16
We always close the house up once it gets hot. Standing near the windows you can feel the heat streaming in.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
I try my best to do that but with 6 kids constantly going in and out, it's hard to keep the place cool.
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@JudyEv (118760)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug 16
@Genipher Yes, that would make it very difficult. Lock them out! (Just joking of course.)
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@JudyEv There have been times I've been tempted...
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• Turin, Italy
26 Aug 16
I dislike the summer for that. But summer is the time when the schools close, so it's good for that :P
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
27 Aug 16
Ah, I always loved summer when I was a kid for that very reason!
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@JESSY3236 (6070)
• United States
26 Aug 16
lol Don't rush things. Time is going to fast already. He might think it's funny to unplug things. You could put the fan against the wall so he won't get to the cord.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Oh, he knows how to move them. He's actually a bit too smart for his britches.
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@boiboing (12206)
• Northampton, England
26 Aug 16
We live in a house that has 20 inch thick stone walls that means it stays cool in summer and warm(ish) in winter. The building has been standing more than 400 years and was built to last - but not built with humans in mind as until 30-odd years ago it was an agricultural barn.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
I've heard adobe can be cool, too. Your house sounds awesome!
@sol_cee (14333)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Aug 16
Give him the mouse Gen. Go go go.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
26 Aug 16
That's actually a good idea. I can buy him a non-working computer mouse and let him play with that. Perhaps it would distract him from the fans!
@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Aug 16
I am wishing the same thing. But too sad, we don't have winter here.
@Genipher (5166)
• United States
27 Aug 16
Really? That's so sad. So no snow or nuthin'?
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Aug 16
@Genipher No snow no winter. We only have rainy and sunny seasons here.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
27 Aug 16
@JustBhem That's hard to imagine.
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