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Old 11-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #57
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12C is night time temperature here in Ft Myers, FL... Daytime is 25C.
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12C is night time temperature here in Ft Myers, FL... Daytime is 25C.

And during the summer months it is brutally hot and excessively humid. Every location has its downside. All summer long I have to remind myself that during the winter months putting up with the summer will be worth it.


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Old 11-20-2014, 07:19 PM   #59
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In summer it is humid in the morning, but the humidity falls to 50-60% in the afternoon, temperatures are around 90F. I used to live in New Jersey, we had 90F/90% all the day in the mid June-July.
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In summer it is humid in the morning, but the humidity falls to 50-60% in the afternoon, temperatures are around 90F. I used to live in New Jersey, we had 90F/90% all the day in the mid June-July.

I have not been anywhere in Florida, including Lee County, where the morning humidity is high but the afternoon humidity reaches a comfortable level, and I have lived and worked on the west coast of Florida since 1985. Perspiration soaks my clothing in the afternoon as well as the morning. And summer temperatures from Tampa south tend to be in the 92-95 range by 11:00 am and stay there until late afternoon. Overnight temperatures often hover around the mid 80s. So I will stand by my original assessment that summer in Florida equals oppressive heat and excessive humidity. If you want to be comfortable, you stay inside in the A/C in much the same way you stay inside up north in the winter. Furthermore, the sun seems to be much more intense in Florida that in the Northeast. I lived there until I was well into my 30s. I believe the MAJORITY of people who live here would say that Florida is not the most pleasant place to be in the summer. But some people are more tolerant of the heat than others, and may not find the summers here unbearable.
The joke is that Florida is "God's waiting room" due to all the retirees living here. In summer I would say it is more like Satan's abode.


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Old 11-20-2014, 10:34 PM   #61
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really sorry to hear about all that white stuff east and south of us
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:25 AM   #62
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really sorry to hear about all that white stuff east and south of us
I agree Carol as I watch the news from the SW desert. Born and raised in SW Michigan right on the lake and I remember it well but it was all fun then as we were kids. Hope everyone gets though this OK.
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12C is night time temperature here in Ft Myers, FL... Daytime is 25C.
That is a warmer summer day here. For me, the top end of ultimate temps.
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We are predicted to go above freezing this weekend (34 deg F) for the first time in two weeks . Hopefully some of the snow will melt and the roads will clear off.
The only bad part is that when it warms up ,the mosquitoes come out
Deer hunting opens on Saturday and they are predicting freezing rain for Sunday
Luckily we have plenty of firewood cut so the hunting shack will be warm
I have been to Florida in the Summer and the Winter and it has always been to hot and humid for my liking .
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Years ago someone said: Florida..home to the newly wed and the nearly dead.

Only growth industry in Florida seems to be "undertaking and grave digging.

Watch the AAN station (channel 324 on direct TV) and on several nights during the week you can watch (and bid) on hundreds of building lots and reconditioned foreclosed homes at very very low closing prices. If you are retired and you are looking for a bargain home in a hot and humid state to wait for the undertaker check out AANTV (American Aucton Network) for that perfect spot.

I have inherited several homes, lots and condos over the past 10 years in south Flordia.
Had a tough time selling them amid the flood of properties for sale.

If you like a flat, hot, humid climate and concrete block houses (concrete to protect you from hurricanes and insects that eat wood) then Florida is the perfect spot for you.

Yes, that sun is brighter and hotter in Florida because you are in the sub-tropic zone and closer to that ball of flame in the sky....but..."Some Like it Hot"

Don't forget that sun screen lotion!!! You will need it!
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Years ago someone said: Florida..home to the newly wed and the nearly dead.

Only growth industry in Florida seems to be "undertaking and grave digging.

Watch the AAN station (channel 324 on direct TV) and on several nights during the week you can watch (and bid) on hundreds of building lots and reconditioned foreclosed homes at very very low closing prices. If you are retired and you are looking for a bargain home in a hot and humid state to wait for the undertaker check out AANTV (American Aucton Network) for that perfect spot.

I have inherited several homes, lots and condos over the past 10 years in south Flordia.
Had a tough time selling them amid the flood of properties for sale.

If you like a flat, hot, humid climate and concrete block houses (concrete to protect you from hurricanes and insects that eat wood) then Florida is the perfect spot for you.

Yes, that sun is brighter and hotter in Florida because you are in the sub-tropic zone and closer to that ball of flame in the sky....but..."Some Like it Hot"

Don't forget that sun screen lotion!!! You will need it!
A house in FL sounds somewhat tempting, but then I remind myself how much better it would be to simply camp there for a month or two in winter, and then migrate north (like the birds... free as a bird!).
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Manageable for 8 months

Florida is very manageable for about 8 months a year, October through May, sort of like the really northern states, easy living for 8 months. For those 8 months we have lived here without really needing air conditioning. Of course being retired we don't run around in the hot peak hours.
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Let's face it....winter can really suck! I burn about 6 cords of wood to heat my remodeled 200+ year old home on the NY/Vermont state line. Some years I get to spend a good part of two days a week behind my snow blower...not fun.
For a change of pace I lug firewood from the wood shed on a path through the snow drifts!.....yet I love it here...am I nuts?

Last year my wife and I flew down to Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands for a week...after two days there swimming in the pool, drinking, snorkeling in the beautiful blue ocean, drinking adult beverages, sunbathing on the powder soft sands, drinking more adult beverages...well...I got bored.
I asked a local resident if many northerners retired to the island and she said...
"Oh Yes but they don't last long"....why I inquired?.....she replied..."well they mostly drink themselves to death....not much to do here except swim and drink"��
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I never buy the 'there's not much to do bit'. As they say, seek and thee will find.

We visited a town of 1000 on the coast of Oregon 7 times, virtually no bars and no powder sand, but always seem to find something new.
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I'm with you, Norm. There is always something to do.
Paul and I often wonder just how we found time to work, as our lives seem so busy since we retired. Boredom is not a problem, wherever we go.
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