Monday, May 30, 2011

52% Humidity / Pig Roast (Legion)

Humidity here was 33% yesterday and it got up to 112 here. 94 degrees here inside the trailer was the best the swamp cooler could do at that higher humidity level. I think the norm is somewhere between 2 and 6%. It is even worse today with a humidity of 52%. :(  At least tomorrow there is a lowly 20% chance of rain. We can always hope! Its the pits with all the humidity and no rain to go with it!!! I spent about three hours at the legion yesterday during the worst of the heat and before there was any shade to get under. Then I came back and hung out in the shade the rest of the afternoon and evening until almost dark. I couldn't hack it in here with the high humidity and 94 degrees. I was sweating like a two bit gambler in a million dollar poker game. Nick also wound up at the legion for a cool place to hang out. I'm tougher than him though because I left first to come home. ;)
 I've tried several things to divert the air from the swamp cooler to the couch because it gets too warm there during the afternoons for a nap. None of the other things I tried worked out real good so I decided yesterday morning to make something that will work and would be easy to add when needed and easily taken off when I was in front of it at the computer. I took a medium sized tote and cut out part of the side that faces the couch and the above picture is how it came out. Works pretty darned good since all I have to do is hang the handle to the tote over a screw I put in the top of the swamp cooler. As a matter of fact I ran the cooler with it on there until about 5:30 this morning and I slept on the couch where it was halfway cool. It would have been much later before I could have got to sleep on the bed with the heat in here.

Saturday was a free supper at the Legion and boy was the food GOOD! There was also a lot of it left over. Wish the fridge worked good enough to store food and I'd have brought some home. This was a pig roast with Lee supplying the pig, Juan did the cooking of it and Dale did the skinning and prep. It was slow cooked for about 20 hours and was so tender it was falling off the bones. Yum Yum Pulled Pork! There were also home made roles made by Sherri, beans, baked potato wedges, greens and I'm not sure what all else. There was so much to eat including Watermelon and cantaloupe that I couldn't possibly try it all. Nick supplied the entertainment and did a great job as usual. He has also written a couple of new songs so they were included.
BTW the couple in the last photo (Dave & Sherri's brother and his wife) just moved down here from Alaska. They also have two 4 year old twin boys and the baby boy in one of the pictures. Fortunately they all seem to be holding up to the heat pretty well.

I forgot my camera as usual so the pictures are all provided by Dave and Steve. (Dave's brother)

17 comments:

  1. Just checked conditions and the humidity has dropped to 12%, but its already 91 degrees in here so I think I'll be at the legion again most of the afternoon when the shade is gone here.

    BTW I actually saw some thunder heads to the northeast yesterday evening. At least they were in Texas this time and I hope someone got some rain out of it. Too far away to do us any good and about the time the sun was going down they collapsed.

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  2. Oh yeah... And Happy Memorial Day to the vets.

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  3. Reading about that pig roast made my mouth water! I'm glad you're able to go to the Legion to cool off some. Do you still have that little air conditioner you can use for the hot/humid days?

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  4. I'm hungry, can you save me a sammich till i git there?

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  5. Looks like fun. We'll have to check the place out sometime.

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  6. Abby, I still have the AC, but it would take running the generator and is too small for this place. The roof air on this trailer works to and would cool it down at a cost running the generator. I just don't want to have to pay the price. IF it had to be done I would though.

    DitD, Wish I could say I could, but the left over food is feeding kids from what I hear so it went to a good place.

    Jess, I'll try to remember to tell you when there is another event like that there or when I have another party here.

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  7. My family & I live up north but were on vacation, drove right past your place yesterday. We were excited because we are readers of your blog and knew your place the moment we past it on 118. Would have loved to stop & say hello but we thought it wouldn't be appropriate to just drop in unannounced. Hope the heat's not getting the better of you. Thanks for doing your blog; we hope things go well for you. (You're getting to be sort of a reluctant celebrity, just like that John fella:)
    We truly wish you the very best; hope you have a great summer.

    Ron

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  8. Ron, I probably wouldn't have been here if you had stopped, but I wouldn't have minded if I had been here. Difference between John and me is I think he wants to be a celebrity and I don't. ;)

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  9. Krap! The humidity is back up. (40% now) The swamp cooler was starting to feel good and now it doesn't feel good at all. Now where is that rain???

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  10. put a small fan blowing outside at the far end of the trailer..Sorry I didn't make the pig roast it was a nice group that was there.

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  11. Frann, you didn't miss anything besides a hell of a meal, a lot of good people and a cool place to hang out.

    Well maybe a few beers to.

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  12. ~mc~, there have been a few new people move down here since you were here. Sunny was there, but stayed outside and I don't think she even ate. I guess she doesn't love us anymore. ;)

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  13. Humidity is now 53%, but it has dropped some since this morning. Was 68% about 7:30. Not supposed to be quiet as hot today, but if the humidity stays up that high we may not be able to tell the difference. It was another day from HELL yesterday!

    20% chance of rain, but as of now no sign in sight and its more hazy than cloudy.

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  14. That diverter is pretty ingenious. Humidity is too high. Have y'all started rain dancing yet? The food sounds delicious.

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  15. jicky, I've got a 6 foot circular trench outside where I've been doing the rain dance and it hasn't done anything besides wearing out my shoes. ;)

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  16. When it does start raining I believe there will be more than one person out running around in it.

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