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Old 21.08.2011, 15:18
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This looks like a good place to put my whine.

IT'S TOO BLOODY HOT!!!!!! Waaaaaaa!!!!!!
And I'm not looking forward to the rest of this week!!!!
If I have a heat stroke at work, will it be covered by accident insurance?
It is hot. But so are all the guys down by the river. I'm going to cool down with a Rhine swim later on. You should do it! It's easy - you walk in, float down the river, and attempt to get out before you hit the North Sea (the weir in Germany will help).
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Old 21.08.2011, 15:26
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It is so freaking hot, and I am picking my new AC only next weekend I hate myself
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Old 21.08.2011, 15:58
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Don't mean to hijack Nil's thread, but since I just arrived in CH only a month ago, I wanted to know if this sort of heat is normal or an anomaly? And how long into the late summer do high temps of this nature typically continue?

Coming from TX, this is a vast improvement compared to what I left, so no true complaints!
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Old 21.08.2011, 16:14
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It is so freaking hot, and I am picking my new AC only next weekend I hate myself
lol is that for the board game party? You know next weekend is going to be much nicer.

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Don't mean to hijack Nil's thread, but since I just arrived in CH only a month ago, I wanted to know if this sort of heat is normal or an anomaly? And how long into the late summer do high temps of this nature typically continue?

Coming from TX, this is a vast improvement compared to what I left, so no true complaints!
You must have an air conditioner in your home already.
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lol is that for the board game party? You know next weekend is going to be much nicer.


Nope sorry I am picking it up on Sunday
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Old 21.08.2011, 17:46
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I'm in Montreal just now and it's been raining non stop and is less than 20 degrees. You conned me Nil!
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Old 21.08.2011, 18:01
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Don't mean to hijack Nil's thread, but since I just arrived in CH only a month ago, I wanted to know if this sort of heat is normal or an anomaly? And how long into the late summer do high temps of this nature typically continue?

Coming from TX, this is a vast improvement compared to what I left, so no true complaints!
Actually it's relatively normal to have a few weeks of temperatures like this sometime in the summer, usually in sessions of a week or two here and there or 3 - 4 days here and there interspersed with cool rainy. "Usually" these hot weeks hit pretty regularly in July and August but we "should" be pretty comfy by September again already.
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Old 21.08.2011, 18:11
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It is so freaking hot, and I am picking my new AC only next weekend I hate myself
Don't worry, the temps will drop by then, and the rain or snow return!

(at least up nort, here it'll be hot and sunny for another month or so)

Thank goodness school starts in a week!

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Re: Weather rant

I seriously cannot stand Basel in this weather. You get a shower and are sweating buckets after 5 mins. It's not so much the heat but the humidity - truly awful. This week will be a killer as most buildings don't have air con and it's muggy through the night. Also the kids have been back at school for a week already

I was just saying to someone yesterday, if I had the time and the money I'd literally jump on the next plane to Manchester just to be able to breathe again and sleep well at night.

Roll on cooler days and nights.......
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Old 21.08.2011, 19:51
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I'm in Montreal just now and it's been raining non stop and is less than 20 degrees. You conned me Nil!
It is pissing rain and I am pissing myself laughing! Thanks for the good laugh!

It should pass, they had beautiful weather since the last 2-3 weeks (oh! maybe it is mean it is already over.... )

Enjoy the shopping underground downtown which connect together big shopping malls. Go to Biodome, it is awesome.

When it will stop raining go have a great awesome lunch on Prince-Arthur Street. You should try St-Hubert restaurant for some great chicken, hubby is crazy about it.

You also have great breakfast restaurant, that just serve that! Breakfast.... Hum!

Anyway, back on topic! Funny enough, a little few days ago, everybody were complaining how summer was over how sick they were of the rain and now you guys all complain hot hot it is?

By the way, the mosquitos are out not because it is warm, but because it rain hell lot and now it is hot.

Invest in those mosquitos net you can scotch on the windows frame. You'll find them in Migros and/or Coop.

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Old 21.08.2011, 20:31
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You must have an air conditioner in your home already.
No a/c here in CH; the daily high temps in Texas were at least 40 when I left. That makes the current CH heat feel pretty mild when I am outside, but I miss the central a/c when I am inside.
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Old 21.08.2011, 21:15
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I seriously cannot stand Basel in this weather. You get a shower and are sweating buckets after 5 mins. It's not so much the heat but the humidity - truly awful. This week will be a killer as most buildings don't have air con and it's muggy through the night. Also the kids have been back at school for a week already

I was just saying to someone yesterday, if I had the time and the money I'd literally jump on the next plane to Manchester just to be able to breathe again and sleep well at night.

Roll on cooler days and nights.......
It has been no higher than 20c in Manchester most days for the past month, usually it hovers around 17-18c. Perfect weather to me. Although where I work does have air conditioning - and it is kept at a frigid 19c (and I sit right in the stream from the vent!). Almost...just almost...makes me miss the heat and humidity of Basel (and the US).
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Old 21.08.2011, 21:19
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Nope, but I have a problem with slugs! Yesterday evening they were out in force. A whole swarm of them, grazing on my hostas, munching on my lettuces. I went to pick them off my veg plot, but they just kept coming. I tried to shoo them away, but they wouldn't back off. They just kept inching closer and closer with that expectant look in their eyes. Slugs to left of me, slugs to right of me..eventually they had me cornered - no way out.

Suddenly I felt something moist on my leg. I think it was their ringleader. I must admit I panicked. I reached down and plucked the little sucker up by his stumpy tail and threw him onto the compost heap. It was a foolhardy thing to do. The rest of the pack went wild and turned on me. It was all too much. I made a run for the house, bolted the door and closed the shutters.

I've been in here 24 hours now. They have me surrounded. Sometimes I think I can hear them laughing at me. OMG, I think that's them at the door. Please, if anybody's out there....
Oh my, just read your post Nev, are you okay?

No update since, are you still in the house?

(Did no EFer on this thread come to your rescue?!)
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Old 21.08.2011, 21:43
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It is pissing rain and I am pissing myself laughing! Thanks for the good laugh!

It should pass, they had beautiful weather since the last 2-3 weeks (oh! maybe it is mean it is already over.... )

Enjoy the shopping underground downtown which connect together big shopping malls. Go to Biodome, it is awesome.

When it will stop raining go have a great awesome lunch on Prince-Arthur Street. You should try St-Hubert restaurant for some great chicken, hubby is crazy about it.

You also have great breakfast restaurant, that just serve that! Breakfast.... Hum!

Anyway, back on topic! Funny enough, a little few days ago, everybody were complaining how summer was over how sick they were of the rain and now you guys all complain hot hot it is?

By the way, the mosquitos are out not because it is warm, but because it rain hell lot and now it is hot.

Invest in those mosquitos net you can scotch on the windows frame. You'll find them in Migros and/or Coop.

Just back from a place called garage Beirut. Was sublime and only $40 for both of us Inc 15% tip! 15% is more than enough right?

Hotel is just beside rue de st Catherine so loads of shopping for wife to investigate.
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Old 21.08.2011, 22:09
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Just back from a place called garage Beirut. Was sublime and only $40 for both of us Inc 15% tip! 15% is more than enough right?

Hotel is just beside rue de st Catherine so loads of shopping for wife to investigate.
15% is good. Keep in mind they have to pay taxes on their tips, so if someone doesn't tip, the server still have to pay taxes on the sale and ''expected'' tip.

If you go Ste-Catherine Est, you'll reach Le Quartier Latin. From there you can walk up North, cross Sherbrooke Street and you'll be on St-Denis. It is very pretty, typic and great athmosphère. You'll find nice little shops, restaurants (one at the beginning of the street from Sherbrooke is an Etiopian restaurant, really good apparently).

If you have a chance, go on top of the Mont Royal, You'll have a nice view of the city. Just be careful of the big fat raccoons, especially if you have donuts....

We are so off-topic, maybe a nice and awesome mod could switch this conversation on an other thread about Montreal?
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Old 21.08.2011, 22:17
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15% is good. Keep in mind they have to pay taxes on their tips, so if someone doesn't tip, the server still have to pay taxes on the sale and ''expected'' tip.

If you go Ste-Catherine Est, you'll reach Le Quartier Latin. From there you can walk up North, cross Sherbrooke Street and you'll be on St-Denis. It is very pretty, typic and great athmosphère. You'll find nice little shops, restaurants (one at the beginning of the street from Sherbrooke is an Etiopian restaurant, really good apparently).

If you have a chance, go on top of the Mont Royal, You'll have a nice view of the city. Just be careful of the big fat raccoons, especially if you have donuts....

We are so off-topic, maybe a nice and awesome mod could switch this conversation on an other thread about Montreal?
Thanks for the 'tips'. I got to work from tomorrow so the wife will have to explore herself.

Tipping in general confuses me like the breakfast buffet had a tip section but I only left 10% because it was a buffet. I don't want to screw anyone over though
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Old 21.08.2011, 22:29
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I'm going to cool down with a Rhine swim later on. You should do it! It's easy - you walk in, float down the river, and attempt to get out before you hit the North Sea (the weir in Germany will help).
The Aare in Bern was 22 degrees this afternoon. Perfect solution to the heat, and it never ceases to amaze me that you can do this in the middle of a capital city.
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Old 21.08.2011, 22:43
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Oh my, just read your post Nev, are you okay?

No update since, are you still in the house?
Listen, I’m not proud of myself okay. But they had me cornered. I was a gonner for sure.

I can hardly bring myself to say it, but yes, to save myself, I collaborated.

They live in my basement now, venturing out only to feed. After two postmen disappered, nobody comes near the house anymore. But at least I’m safe, as long as I keep my side of the bargain.

You see, slugs have one weakness. They love beer. But they can’t open the cans.

I don’t have time for myself now. Their thirst is insatiable. I spend every waking moment making home brew and cleaning kegs. Life could be worse I suppose. They let me out on Sunday morning to tend the hop garden.
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Listen, I’m not proud of myself okay. But they had me cornered. I was a gonner for sure.

I can hardly bring myself to say it, but yes, to save myself, I collaborated.

They live in my basement now, venturing out only to feed. After two postmen disappered, nobody comes near the house anymore. But at least I’m safe, as long as I keep my side of the bargain.

You see, slugs have one weakness. They love beer. But they can’t open the cans.

I don’t have time for myself now. Their thirst is insatiable. I spend every waking moment making home brew and cleaning kegs. Life could be worse I suppose. They let me out on Sunday morning to tend the hop garden.
Come on Nev, snap out of it, you have just got a bad case of chav slugs, you need to wean them off the beer, get them back to normal garden life, keeping them drunk isn't the answer.. you need to take control, otherwise you'll have a riot on your hands and if they get organised with others in the area, nightmare! There'll not be cabbage or lettuce to be had for miles, never mind the hostas.. you've not let them on face book have you?

Moral decay in the garden, where will it all end?
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It has been no higher than 20c in Manchester most days for the past month, usually it hovers around 17-18c. Perfect weather to me. Although where I work does have air conditioning - and it is kept at a frigid 19c (and I sit right in the stream from the vent!). Almost...just almost...makes me miss the heat and humidity of Basel (and the US).
I will gladly send you some of the heat and humidity from Luzern area. 33c with lots of humidity. I almost wish I had gone to work today - at least the office is air-conditioned.
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