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Exciting news! As you might have heard, by utilizing the latest modern breakthroughs in global warming technology, the North Pole is now a stunningly beautiful lake!
The water skiing is supposed to be fantastic, and the scuba clubs are going crazy because of the crystal-clear conditions. I don't think it would be an understatement to call it a 'tourist's paradise', and we all have global warming to thank.
Best yet, living there is free! According to international law, no one actually 'owns' beautiful Lake North Pole, so there won't be anyone there to charge you rent. Grab one of those pre-fab houses, throw the pieces on the back of a flatbed truck and you're ready to go!
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Oops. Sorry about that. Turns out they weren't talking about the North Pole at all.
Down here in TX, our summer has been pretty good. Some years, the thermometer hit 100 on the first of June. Ninety days of 100 degree weather is something that I will never get accustomed to. This year, maybe 10 days of 100 degree weather. August will be hell. It always is. But it is more bearable with the pleasant summer so far.
A while back I asked in one of your GW choice posts if I could pick cooling for summer and warming for winter. You said sure. So I did, and so far it's working. Here in S. Alabama the summer to now has been about 10° cooler than usual, and they are predicting a cooler than usual August. Thanks for OKaying it.
You've very welcome. We aim to please. Unfortunately, a balance must be maintained, so they're adding an extra ten degrees to Ecuador this summer. I figured hey, them Ecuadorians are already used to 100 degree temps -- what's a few more at that point?