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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Rough! How do you deal?
    When I first came to fla, I would sit on my lanai with two tower fans blowing directly on me on high and I would have sweat running off me.

    I never turned the heat on in fla. I kept the AC on 71. Now the heat is on 74 in the winter and the ac is on 75 and I have to actually exert myself to sweat.

    Your body acclimates
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    I grew up in the 1940s, BAC, before air conditioning. I like talking about weather with cowboys, ranchers, construction workers, farmers. I was visiting with a Yankee who moved to Miami and said he moved for the weather. I laughed and said, "The weather sucks unless you're going from your air conditioned condo to your air conditioned car to the air conditioned mall and back again." He sat a minute and said, "That's about it." Most of the environmentalist I meet don't have a clue.

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    Most people I ask why they retired to fla, say to get away from ice and snow and high taxs and cost of living.
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    I was born and raised in Fl, I hate cold weather and love to sweat. Only when it gets above 90 with high humidity and no wind, do I get uncomfortable. Cold is painfull. Kin folk said "jed move away from there!"
    I believe in the Sun, even at night. I believe in love, even when I am alone. I believe in God, even when He is silent. (Especially , then)




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    Northern Wisconsin here where it gets cold and snowy. We know how to tough such things out. Wimps need not come here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AeonPax View Post
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    Northern Wisconsin here where it gets cold and snowy. We know how to tough such things out. Wimps need not come here.
    You can have every inch of the frozen north, bet you would wilt here in August!
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    People who work outside understand weather. The people who live and work in climate controlled building really don't. Weather has a movement and a repetitive beat that you get to feel when you work outside.

    And 50 degrees can be cold or warm depending on the sunshine , the wind, the humidity and the task you are doing.

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