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Re: Just hot everywhere


Theresa, I think the fans play a part in this. Cats don't like drafts.
The temp is one thing but the air movement might also bother them.

Kitty

-- Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net> wrote:
My cats get too chilly in the AC for sure.  We keep ours between 80 and 
82 degrees with ceiling fans on.  Our siamese (Calvin) crawled under a 
blanket on the couch today.  My older cat (Chessie) claims the little 
house at the base of the "cat scratcher tree thingy" and curls up in 
there.  I'm still fighting to get rid of the stupid cold I caught a week 
and a half ago, so fell asleep on the couch this afternoon (didn't work 
today- drove back up to my dad's house to take care of a few more things 
on Sunday and came home at lunch today).  I was woken from my nap by cat 
#3 (George) who had climbed up on me and was quite happily purring on my 
chest and wanted to be petted.  He apparently thought I was a nice warm 
spot to snuggle.

Theresa

james singer wrote:

> 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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