My mother claimed that's why I got pneumonia, fall of my senior year
in high school, the first year of the new building with AC.
I didn't have an opinion. But one visit to the doctor for
penicillin, and one follow-up visit and I was fine.
Yeah! That's what it was, and it was cool if you stood right in front
of it, in the hall, but the air didn't make tio my room, only 8 feet
away. I probably tried it with the door open too.
Since then I've learned to be comfortable in the low 80's but even if
I'd known then, it woulnd't have worked in the hotel. My current
method is to sleep with no sheets or blankets and to sleep nake. But
I only do that at home.. Well one time I went camping in the middle
of the summer in south Jersey, near the Delaware Bay, half-way from Md
to Cape May. t It was so humid, and hot. My club had reserved its
own island, with a boardwalk to it from the parking lot. Whenever
this club went camping, the people all slept near each other, but I
always went 50 feet away or more so they wouldn't wake me in the
morning. This time, the island was big enough that 100, 200 feet
away, I coulnd't even see the other people, so I put down a blanket
and slept totally naked on top of it. (In warm weather, I only use a
tent if it's going to rain) There might be a vulnerable feeling
like any squirrel that is walking buy could eat me. But I got over
that once I was asleep. I woke up when the sun was bright enough and
no one mentioned seeing me naked. I can't outdo this and doing this
once was enough for me.
I was supposed to fix my AC this spring and it looks like I won't.
I'm cleaning the basement loft bed so I can sleep there when it gets
hot. Used to be about 6 days a year, but last summer it was hot
enough about 40 days!!
you and everyone else!
one time I camped and slept out in the open(Dale Hollow reservoir,TN),and
the birds were flying right over,buzzing me and landing nearby to look for
that's a rude awakening,the flapping of wings right over your head.
I'm also lucky in that regard. Mosquitos stopped bothering me when I
was about 21. For a long time I wasn't sure if they even bit me any
more, but I think they do sometimes. But it doesn't swell up or itch
like when I was a kid. I've got so many good genes, it's a shame I
don't have kids.
Another time the club went camping we camped near the famous rock
formation (whose hame I've forgotten) in W. Va. Again I didnt' want
to sleep near the others, who were all on this neatly mown grassy
area, almost like a golf green, surrounded by rough. I went about 50
feeet away and found a trail through the bushes and tall grass, and
put my sleeping bag down there. (I wan't naked this time, but w. va.
is usually cooler than Baltimore and south Jersey) I slept for an
hour or two and woke up to some cat making noise, almost screeching.
First he was above my head, then below my feet, then to the side. I
was a little concerned and thought, What is it? A cat? a wildcat? Is
it more dangerous to lie where I am or to stand up and walk to where
the other people are?
I thought about this for about 20 minutes, while the cat was still
almost screeching, and couldn't decide, and I fell asleep again.
When I woke up it was moring. I asked the wife of the park guy what
it was, and she suggested a bobcat. I hadn't even thought of that.
I guess I scared him from walking right over me, and scratching me,
but OTOH, why was he so territorial if he could just go around me.
You also have to worry about ground surface temperature. I have one with
wind gauge on a shaded enclosure, but it still gets hotter in the sun. I
like the PVC pipe idea, but make a wind vane, so the wind blows through the
I hang my remote Temp sensor on my covered patio,away from the building
itself. it's where the breeze can reach it,but out of direct sun.(central
If you had a tree,you could hang it from a branch.
maybe if you put up a big patio-type umbrella and hang it underneath it....
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