We’re Not Moving

July 21, 2009

Out here in the desert, we use swamp coolers.  They are not very effective when the outside temperature is above 93 degrees.  The past few days we’ve flirted with 100 degrees.  That is very hot — even with 15% humidity.  The swamp cooler in my townhouse has a single downdraft at the top of the stairs.  Chase and Inca know where it’s cool.  They also do not plan to leave their spots unless I guarantee they are going to the office (where the refrigerated air is really cold).

We are not moving


  1. Taryn says:

    I had to google “swamp cooler” as I had never heard that term before. I had to laugh when the description included this line “In high humidity areas, like Washington D.C., they don’t work at all because the water does not evaporate appreciably and thus the air is not cooled.” Having lived in the DC area for the past 25 years or so, I guess that explains why the term is foreign to me! My Cardis think 60 degrees is hot, so 93 and above would definitely put an end to any movement.

  2. Carol says:

    There’s always sprinklers! 😉

  3. “Go away, you’re heating up the stairwell.”

  4. Sandy says:

    Oh great….no swamp coolers out at the ranch in Corona. Just sunshine, lots of windows that open wide and nice breezes at 6800 ft…..hope! And it helps to have orientated the house correctly, I hope!

    Smart doggies BTW…oh, that’s why they keep YOU around.

    See you soon!

  5. Wow! They both look beautiful and adorable!