Whiner

@dawnald (85135)
Shingle Springs, California
September 29, 2010 6:41pm CST
We are having a heat wave and the home AC broke yesterday. It was about 105,and today is supposedly going to be about the same. Thank goodness it cools off here at night (see "Delta breeze"). This is where my children say to me, "mom, there are children roasting in Africa, and they don't have air conditioning EVER". Whiner...
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• United States
30 Sep 10
I am no parent because my first reaction to that would be, pack your bags and go there!. Here I Need air conditioning! Not only would I whine, Whine? No more like B!tch over no A.C. I wouldn't be in the house. I would be at a hotel or else not only would the kids have a whining mother but a sick mother. If I get too hot, I get sick.
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• United States
30 Sep 10
Thank G-d. My mom said she prayed for her grandchildren! I never gave her any so the prayers were answered as far as I'm concerned. I Know I am way too impatient to be a good parent. Do you get your AC fixed or has you weather changed like here in Northern VA. today there is no need for AC , thank G-d!
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
Actually we have great insulation in that house, and it was fairly tolerable.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
AC repairman is coming this afternoon...
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@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
30 Sep 10
Where in Africa did they say, children was roasting? Get a pool.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
idk wherever they were outside and it was HOT, I guess.... PS we have a pool
@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
30 Sep 10
Yeah Yeah.. Throw them in the pool then. You can go as well.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
Should have done that last night, but was too hot to cook, ate out, by the time we got back it was time for Survivor...
• Grand Junction, Colorado
30 Sep 10
I can relate at the beginning of summer my air conditioner broke and went without for 2 days although it was around 98 then. At rush hour today I had to drive to Yuba City for my nieces b-day party by the time we got there we were soaked from sweating. I hat the traffic in Sacramento at rush hour. UGH! I hope it gets fixed for you soon. Yo hav every reason to whine right now. Hope we cool down soon. No real relief until Sunday last I heard, and then only to upper 80's you may still be a few degrees hotter though. What type of cheese did you say you like with that "whine"?
• Grand Junction, Colorado
1 Oct 10
I was there in March and left the hotel by LAX at 5:20 to go to the hotel in Anaheim it took almost 4 hours to go 60 some miles. Your right I hate LA, I have no idea how anyone gets to where they need to be on time. The traffic was beyond ridiculous. How is your air conditioner?
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
Rush hour traffic in Sacramento? You would HATE Los Angeles. It's rush hour practically 24/7...
@ElicBxn (63252)
• United States
30 Sep 10
at least it cools off at night what you do is open the windows at night and early in the morning, and when it starts warming up, you close everything and shut the curtains/blinds to keep out the sun that's what my mom did in Durango Co... it would go into the upper 90's in the day and down into the 50's at night - she bought a fan just to stir the air around when the house was shut up...
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@ElicBxn (63252)
• United States
30 Sep 10
that's still pretty uncomfortable, and those "poor African children" are acclimated to the temps...
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
I'm not going to tell my kids that. Some smart azz will probably come back and say they are acclimated to hunger too...
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
yeah,that's what we're doing. The hottest the house has gotten is 89. I guess that's not bad for being 105 outside...
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@nangisha (3496)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 10
Hi Dawnald!. I think i will be a whiner too if I had to leave in thats really hot. All my life I live in area thats quite cool and don't need air conditioner. I often too go to another city thats much hotter than my city and its really torcher me to live in that hot weather, totally wanna back to my city as soon as possible.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
I heard it was relatively cool in Bandung because of the elevation.
@nangisha (3496)
• Indonesia
1 Oct 10
Yes indeed its cool because of the elevation. Its always cool every day especially when it rainy continuously like now, a sweater is a must. In this situation I also hope I can go to beach or somewhere else where is sunny. This climate change seem change the weather all over the world, its already 9 month rainy season
• United States
29 Sep 10
See I was spoiled by having central air in my home, so now that I no longer own my home, oh my God I want to die. Well when I had it I use to pay for it, so this is where my spoiling needs to stop as I do not pay for it anymore.... But I still wan to die.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Sep 10
First house had a wall unit in the master bedroom, 2nd house had central air, but only after we replaced a broken unit, third house has it too, but it's broken. Ya'd think after less than 4 years in the house, the durn thing would still be working.
• United States
30 Sep 10
Just read an email alert where you post about a stick stuck up you know where and I had forgotten about that discussion for a split second I thought it was for this one and I was going to reply. My stick has fallen and it can't get up. LOL..... Nuebers with a bit of language barriers are misinterpreting discussions, I suppose this is why I have been dropping in ratings.. Oh well life goes no. Got suddenly hot over here. Sorry I just couldn't resist.
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• United States
30 Sep 10
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
6 Oct 10
TSK! The children in Africa are acclimatised. Hello-o. If they were given AC they would no doubt freeze.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 10
or they'd get used to it...
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
30 Sep 10
I know how bad that can get lol. The Air went out at work for 2 days it was over 100 in there both days. we couldnt even open the doors and get a breeze through there. And of course we werent allowed to have a fan either. it was hard not to whine.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
3 Oct 10
I wish I could but I dont know exactly how I would do that unless they put in a drive thru window her efor me. I dont think they will do that though lol.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
Ooh nasty. In that situation, I'd have gone home, but then I can work from home if I need to...
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@paula27661 (15811)
• Australia
1 Oct 10
We have been spoiled haven’t we? We have a pool that I won’t swim in because it’s not heated even during the hot weather I rather sit inside in the air conditioned house while everyone swims! Poor me I can’t handle the cold water! No A/C I would whine big time!
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 10
Same with our pool, not heated, and when it's too cold, it's too cold...
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@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
30 Sep 10
I'm swimming in the rain from tropical storm Nicole. Lord, she has been a witch. The sun is shining but the skies are beginning to darken. OMG have to run. As we are marooned off from the city the gas stations will run out of gas so I have better fill up now!..........(this is me running off in haste - - -
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
Fill er up...
@JenInTN (27514)
• United States
2 Oct 10
It has really cooled down a lot here. It is no doubt Fall. That's wild that you are having a heat wave. Is that normal there for this time of year. I've never been to California in the fall.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Oct 10
We do get warm weather through Halloween, and farther south even into November...
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
2 Oct 10
That really does stink that your air conditoner went out, my mother's went out a couple of weeks ago as well and now she needs $6000 to replace her HVAC system. I don't know if she is going to be able to do it. That said, your kids are right about the kids in Africa, but the difference is that they don't know the difference. I don't think that we would miss air conditioning if we had never had it either.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Oct 10
Ours wasn't nearly that expensive, but now I'm worried about the wiring...
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
3 Oct 10
This is just a twist on those times the kids leave food on the table, and I say there are a lot of children starving in Africa. And the kids then say, Oh OK then can you send them my leftovers. And I say 'smart aleck' (or something similar). And they say 'whiner'
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Oct 10
Mine don't say that, they say bla bla bla....
@kukueye (1759)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 10
Aircon and hot water luxury to old people but norm - Aircon and hot water for bath need to paid bill for the electric.
Ya, in afrika the night is very cool because lack of cloud to and structure to absorb the heat during the day ,so at night is quite cool in afrika. however the evening and morning will be dry and hot i guesss.In my country there is only 3 weather, hot , raining or both. Since we are near the equator the weather is quite the same. Yes children are spoilt at young with aircon and hot water.I remember during my young days we bath a cool weather and imagine it is cool when it is hot outside.Nowsday without aircon children don sleep and don bath with cold water.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
I guess we are all spoiled...
30 Sep 10
Hi dawn, Don't know what kind of weather we are having, we are in our autumn/fall and yet we have one minute rain and more rain, then the next it dry and very very mild, my heating goes off and on, this weather can't makes up its mind, lol! Tamara
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
yeah it's that time of year, but it will make up its mind soon enough!
@gdesjardin (1918)
• United States
30 Sep 10
Lately our temperatures have fallen - thank goodness. This has been a terrible summer down here. All summer long our A/C in the car has been broken. Trying to drive around town with temps over 100 has been just gross! I am so grateful for the cool temps now. Hopefully our heat wave won't last too much longer.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
I'm sure it won't...
@vandana7 (99169)
• India
30 Sep 10
Hmmm - very mature response from your kids Dawny. But the issue is, what you dont know you cant really miss. Moreover, you and me are at a stage where our bodies are undergoing some hormonal changes, because of which we might be feeling more of that heat than is usual. So I would not give in to that one.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
Yeah I feel the heat more than I used to, that is for sure. I'm just glad I don't get as hot as my mom used to.
@webearn99 (1742)
• India
30 Sep 10
You are Not! There are ways of looking at things. Here's one. 105 Deg. F (That about 41 Deg Celsius) and that's just about sauna temperature. Chin up! and enjoy the sauna till the AC gets fixed. Hope that happens fast.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
I know I'm being nitpicky here, but how can it be a sauna when we don't have any humidity?
@hofferp (4734)
• United States
30 Sep 10
I'd be whining right along with you if my AC went out. I can't believe we didn't have it when we were kids in South Dakota. Now, no way!
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
We did have it, and my mom always had it set to 70 degrees in the summer. I'd be cold and she'd tell me to put a sweater on!
• Singapore
30 Sep 10
kids of the whiner they are so wise
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
They were too busy wondering what was for dinner!