by islander on February 1, 2022 1:19 pm
I think that is indeed a little kid maybe sitting on a sled and leaning back against the house, and the family dog can be seen over to the left. I also see what looks like a clothesline on the front covered porch. That photo was taken back around the turn of the century. The house itself was built sometime in the 1800’s, it’s the typical “Cape Cod” so common in New England with the barn attached to the house. It looks a little different now, and looking from more or less the same angle, the barn is long gone and as you can see, the covered porch has been replaced by a deck.
Ponderer, I don’t know what 120° dry heat feels like but after living in FL I do know what temperatures in the low 90s with dew points in the 80s feels like, and as hot and oppressive as that was you can sort of adapt to it. I have friends and relatives there who don’t seem to have a bit of a problem with it. I also have some friends who lived in in Phoenix and they say the same thing.
However heat, especially the humidity, was difficult for me because I’m a cool weather person, so it was much easier for me to adapt to the winter weather here in Maine (not everyone can). I actually enjoy it and a crisp clear and dry 0° feels better to me a damp, raw, temperature in the 30s. I guess you could say I like "dry cold" LoL !!
by Ponderer on February 1, 2022 3:42 pm
I wouldn't be caught dead in Phoenix in the summer time.
At least we'll have AC. Which we'll try to use as little as possible.
by Curt_Anderson on February 1, 2022 3:59 pm
I briefly lived in Phoenix during one Summer---1973 I think. I remember my rubber soled shoes slightly melting as I walked across a parking lot.