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Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....

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Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....
« on: August 28, 2013, 02:27:41 PM »
What the fu....are you kidding me?

You stand around in this heat to attend storage auctions?   
Maybe I need a few days to be climatized.  I have no problem being out but standing still, on asphalt?  Doesn't sound fun at all.

So?   Up in the PNW we are totally use to rain.  No big deal.  But rain = lower attendance, even tho they are indoors, don't know why.  To me, drizzle or downpour, wet is wet.  Doesn't stop me.

So do higher temps lower attendance here?   To me, 90 or 105......feels the same.  Is there a drop when the temp spikes?

Re: Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 02:49:38 PM »
I think I rmember you saying a few days ago you were coming to CA and it sounds like you are here.

Where are you?  Central CA is hot this time of year. Ninty to 100 is normal. I haven't gone to all that many auctions this summer, but doesn't seem to stop people. Just part of the normal here.

If you were on the ocean or in the mountains it would be cooler.  ;D

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Re: Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 04:07:20 PM »
I was in SF until yesterday.  I'm in Dallas, TX now

SF was nice.  Hot but nice hot. 
Most CA trips are either SF or San Diego.  But SD always seems to have a breeze.  Even if its a warm breeze at least there is air movement. 

Dallas is like suck-every-bit-of-fluid-from-your-body-in-30-seconds hot.

Don't get me wrong, I like it here.
Give me a day or two and I'll be fine.   I'm a wuss with temp change.  Even at home it will go from 60 one day to 75 the next and I'm b*tch'n. ;D

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Re: Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 04:59:28 PM »
I'll take Cali's climate over Texas any day of the week. I can walk from my front door to my car and before I start the ignition I have sweat beads on my forehead. 3 minutes on my covered deck and I have to dry off with a towel when I go inside.  :-[

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Re: Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 06:37:24 PM »
I'll take Cali's climate over Texas any day of the week.

This is one thing on which Travis and I will agree.

I grew up in KS, lived in Dallas for a year and moved to California.  High humidity matched with high temps is no fun.

Looking at Weatherspark's humidity summaries for two locations, they don't look all that different, but when you look at the months when the humidty is highest in each location and THEN factor in what the temps might be during those times it makes more sense.

Either way, its not the Pacific NorthWest !

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Humidity for Sacramento, CA

The relative humidity typically ranges from 26% (dry) to 97% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 15% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around September 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 32% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around January 3, exceeding 95% (very humid) three days out of four.

Humidity for Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

The relative humidity typically ranges from 37% (comfortable) to 89% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 20% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 27, at which time the relative humidity drops below 42% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 3, exceeding 83% (humid) three days out of four.



Re: Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 11:08:44 AM »
I was in SF until yesterday.  I'm in Dallas, TX now


Still in Texas?  Bet you won't trade either TX or CA for your climate in the Seattle area.

Have you gone to any auctions or other buying/selling places?

Re: Ya'll are more dedicated than me.....
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 07:03:33 PM »
I have lived in Dallas for over 35 years and it has always been brutal in the summer.  I am new to Storage Auctions and the buyers here are pretty tough and leathery :)

Lately my partner and I have been able to pick up big units pretty cheaply because it is just to hot to move that much stuff.  Plus it is a good workout for me and cheaper than a gym membership.  God knows I need it.