Comments: Texas is Hot in August

LMAO - I remember 1980. That was the year my daughter was born. We were living in an ancient rent house with one window unit, in the bedroom, and it hardly worked. I don't remember it being particularly horrendous or out of the ordinary, except for a long-ish string of 100+ high-temp days that might have been some kind of record. We spent many nights in the driveway with my pal Greg, keeping all our beater trucks and cars running so we could get to work.

My poor 1st wife - she was 7, 8 & 9 months pregnant that summer. She hardly came out of that bedroom.

Posted by: Scott at August 3, 2008 at 09:46 PM

I started work at LTV in June of '80 driving an un-airconditioned '68 MGB. Like Scott, I remember it as a fairly usual NE/NC summer until the 110+ streak of days. Though it was the first time I'd ever seen an arpartment A/C run for more than 24 hours straight...

Posted by: paul in tx at August 5, 2008 at 12:38 AM