Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

How Dry I Am (Not)

New userpic: This new Welcome to Fernley sign went up on the edge of town as you enter from the west on old US 40. I of course like the train theme.

The dry climate here in Fernley is of course one of the major reasons Lisa wanted to move here. But as we found this week, it's not always bone dry.

Because it's hot during the day, Lisa has been being nearly nocturnal except when doing painting. She's been sleeping a lot during the day and working at night when it's pleasantly cool. But I have to keep a bit more "regular" schedule (I'm working from home today, for instance.)

We have air conditioning in the trailer, but not in the main house. (Another reason to spend hot days in the trailer and cool nights in the house.) It still being fairly warm when I went to bed, I turned on the air conditioning. Some hours later, Lisa came inside. I woke up slightly and vaguely heard her complaining that the air conditioning did not sound right. Then I heard the door open and shortly thereafter footsteps on the roof, followed by Lisa's laughter as she came down from the roof of the trailer. As she came inside, she said, "It looks like a snowcone machine up there on the roof," and she turned off the compressor on the AC unit.

Although it's a lot drier in Fernley than in Mehama, at night when it cools down, the humidity goes up, and there was enough humidity that the AC unit froze over. This hadn't happened to her because when she was sleeping with the AC running, the sun was beating down on the trailer and icing was not an issue.
Tags: fernley, house, lisa, weather
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