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Re: Just hot everywhere


Shimmy is the most outdoor of my cats. He has his special places around
the yard - under hostas and other plants and yes, back in the vinca, but
I don't think under it.


I think they just like to shift periodically. If they are out and you
open the door, they come in and vice versa. After being out all night,
they come in, nap, get up and go back out. If I am running heat or air,
I keep the sliding door open with an insert of insulation that allows
only an opening at the bottom big enough for them to pass through so I
don't lose a lot of whichever I am using.


Kitty

-- "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
I keep my house at 85 during the day, and I usually lower it to 80 at night. 
The indoor cats just sleep on everything.  The outdoor cats have made 
tunnels through the Vinca major and all through beds of flowers.  They can 
usually be found sleeping in those tunnels during the day.
zem
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere


> That cat report is interesting. We keep the mansion A/C set set at around 
> 79 F. We keep the garage door open most of the time we're home so Princess 
> Beans can come and go. The garage has no A/C and, a large fan 
> notwithstanding, can become quite warm in there as the day wears on.
>
> When I went into the garage to work on the garden computer at about 4 PM, 
> I discovered Beans curled up asleep on one of shelves. Must have been 90 
> or more degrees.
>
> Leads me to wonder if the dehumidified cool produced by the A/C is too 
> cool for the little darlings. She does come in and drink regularly, but 
> usually goes back out.
>
> On Jul 25, 2005, at 6:53 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center 
> wrote:
>
>> When we were house hunting, neither of us cared about a/c.  Fine if it 
>> had
>> it, but neither of us grew up with it so it didn't matter.  This house 
>> had
>> it, the original unit, built 1965.  I only used it a couple of times each
>> summer as I prefer fresh air plus, being an older unit, it took more
>> electricity to run than new would.  Two years ago, as it was pushing 40, 
>> I
>> had it replaced.  Since I was getting a new furnace it cost very little 
>> more
>> to replace the a/c too.  I only used it a couple of times the past 2 
>> summers
>> because they were relatively cool, but this summer is a different story.
>> I've already used it about 5  or 6 times this summer. I left it on today 
>> set
>> at 78 because it was supposed to be terrible today. When I went home for
>> lunch, the cats were stretched out in the Florida room, in the sun rather
>> than in the house.  They could get in, beats me why they didn't.
>>
>> Kitty
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 3:42 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere
>>
>>
>>>> Chris, it's been 20 years since I persuaded my DH that the
>>>> computer had to have an air conditioner.  It just didn't run right
>>>> in hot humid weather - my IBM guru said "If you're uncomfortable,
>>>> your computer is uncomfortable, too."  We're talking about an
>>>> IBM XT - you're too young to remember those, I know, but surely,
>>>> being a computer geek and all, you must need to have air
>>>> conditioning for them.  Even the modern ones must react to
>>>> environmental condition.
>>>
>>> Yeah, it would definitely be good for a bunch of stuff:
>>>
>>>    My slides
>>>    My stamp collection
>>>    My electronics
>>>    My old book collection
>>>    Romeo :)
>>>
>>> It would probably be good for the furniture, produce and lots of other
>>> stuff too.  But is it $12,000 good?
>>>
>>> I've been looking into mini-duct A/C as a cheaper option.  Since I have
>>> radiant heat in the house there's no ductwork in the walls (well, there
>> is,
>>> but it's not useable -- long story).  Mini-duct uses small hoses that 
>>> can
>>> be fished between the wall studs, so there's a lot less work involved.
>>> The cost could be as low as half ($6000).
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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