alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
[personal profile] alatefeline
I think I will go curl up in a corner at the home of a friend with air conditioning. Or the bookstore. It's okay now, but the hazy smoke from forest fires affecting air quality is gonna get worse and the heat is going to be record-breaking. Can't even *go* places to beat the heat because it's too hot and smoky.

I know I know it could be worse. I could be in the hospital because of the smoke, or trying to cope without even an apartment to stay at, or much more sensitive to heat than I am, or living someplace much hotter, or in one of the places actually on fire, or or or... This still sucks!

ETA: I can taste the smoke in the back of my throat though it's still only 85. Going down the street to the grocery and bookstore; will be out indefinitely. Bringing compy obvs.

ETAA: I can handle the heat but not the CAN'T BREATHE gods. Considering falling asleep in a corner between bookshelves in the air conditioned store. Even if everyone else from MTG night who was interested bails I'm driving up Mt. Hood tomorrow. This is NOPE.

*gives everybody limeade and wet handkerchiefs*

Date: 3 Aug 2017 17:25 (UTC)
rootsofthestories: Two cats hugging. (misc: cuddling cats)
From: [personal profile] rootsofthestories
*offers hugs* Oh no! I hope you can find a place to cool down.

Date: 3 Aug 2017 17:36 (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Or that, that works too :)

why do spoons have to. :(

Date: 3 Aug 2017 17:36 (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Yes, it could be worse—what's your point? :P

Go find AC yes good? I don't know what to say about the air quality except thank fuck I'm not over there. (Am selfish yes. :P )

Date: 3 Aug 2017 17:43 (UTC)
chalcedony_px4: Two scribbled waveforms, one off-black and one off-white, overlapping, on a flat darkish purpleish background. (scribble twins)
From: [personal profile] chalcedony_px4

(±) I have a functioning aircon, but that's because I live in Texas and everyone pretty much has to. The heat index got up to 45 °C the other week and it was difficult to go out… almost the opposite situation of yours. It's cooler now (29 °C, heat index 37 °C (o..O)), and I wish I could give you some of it? If it would help? I don't know.

Anyway, your situation sounds worse because the mitigations are more disruptive. I keep hearing about people in the PNW getting be-aughed by this heat wave, so. ;..; Please take care of yourself.

Date: 3 Aug 2017 17:47 (UTC)
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
Please do not be on fire!*

* except possibly as a metaphor.... :-D

Date: 3 Aug 2017 18:06 (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
keep cool, take care of yourself. one of the odd things i noticed when living in the seattle area was how few people had air conditioning.

Date: 3 Aug 2017 18:57 (UTC)
across_space_and_time: A galaxy of white and yellow stars scattered across a green backdrop (Green Space 2)
From: [personal profile] across_space_and_time
>> I know I know it could be worse. <<
yeah, but from where you're sitting it's already pretty bad
gonna second alexseanchai on this one - it *could* be worse, what's your point?

i wonder if wetting down a bandanna or something, then sticking it in the freezer to cool off with later would be at all practical? you could drape it across your back or face or anything else that's too hot for comfort atm

- rook

Date: 3 Aug 2017 21:34 (UTC)
sweet_sparrow: Picture of two cats lying back-to-back with two black spots connecting to make a heart. (E: Heart)
From: [personal profile] sweet_sparrow
*sends love and good thoughts* I'm glad it's not worse for you. <3 It sounds terrible just the way it is already. I hope it gets better soon!

Date: 4 Aug 2017 15:18 (UTC)
sweet_sparrow: Picture of two cats lying back-to-back with two black spots connecting to make a heart. (E: Heart)
From: [personal profile] sweet_sparrow
<3 This seems like a very good plan. I hope you succeed at it! <3 *good thoughts*

Date: 3 Aug 2017 21:48 (UTC)
fadedwings: a black cat and a white cat making the yin yang symbol (yin yang kitties)
From: [personal profile] fadedwings
Ugh, heat is the worst :( I hope you are keeping cool or coolish anyways. I don't have air conditioning either, or a car - so getting to air conditioning is problematic when needed. It hasn't been too bad this year luckily, though the heat we tend to get comes hand in hand with high humidity more often than not, which is never fun.

Date: 4 Aug 2017 04:08 (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Oh, that's terrible! We had a cool and not-on-fire summer last time, but most years there's at least a few weeks of smoke inhalation, so I feel you on that one. I hope you (and the people directly affected by the fire as well as the smoke) get a break in the weather soon.

Date: 4 Aug 2017 06:25 (UTC)
acelightning: melting ice cube (ice)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
For heat, a "hillbilly air conditioner" (fan blowing over a flat pan full of ice) will cool off a person and a computer, though it won't cool a whole room. Actual air conditioners have filters in them, but I'm not sure they're much use against smoke... but you can buy a whole-room air filter, some of which can deal with very fine particulates (filtering ability is directly proportional to price, alas).

Most of the stores, libraries, etc., that have air conditioning around here set it to "energy saving" levels, which means it might go clear down to 78° F. I don't even consider that "air conditioned" :-(

Date: 5 Aug 2017 09:25 (UTC)
acelightning: melting ice cube (ice)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
All you need is a cheap electric fan, a shallow pan (something like a lasagna pan - even a disposable foil pan will work, although they tend to spill), and some ice. Arrange it so that the fan blows towards you, across the pan full of ice; replace ice as necessary.

I hope you've found cooler, cleaner air that made you feel better!

Date: 6 Aug 2017 11:09 (UTC)
acelightning: the famous photo of Earth seen from space (Earth)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I've never been anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm not really a big fan of the outdoors (I'm a very bad Pagan). But I can appreciate the feeling of peace and cleanliness - nothing conveys that better than tall pines beside a mountain lake!

Date: 4 Aug 2017 12:49 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Ooh!

Limeade! :o)

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