Saturday, March 13, 2010

$74 From Phoenix and The Misting System

I thought this was interesting information for anyone that wants to come visit. Apparently Phoenix is the cheapest airport to fly into for travel this direction. THEN there is a shuttle that does door-to-door delivery to Hermosillo for only $74. I thought that is was a fantastic price because years ago in Vancouver I used to pay almost $50 for the shuttle from Burnaby to Vancouver airport. Anyway keep it in mind, the ones I have talked to that have used it says that it is great service.

Today I spent the afternoon installing my misting system. Before moving here I was worried about how Harvey and Pearl would cope in the 50 degree celsius heat of the summer months, then I read on line of a dog breeder in Arizona that uses a misting system to keep her dogs cool through the summer. Sounded like a good idea to me, so after lots of research reading consumer reviews of misting systems, I bought the Ocean Breeze brand from Amazon for $20. It installed very easy but I will give you some tips. At first, I thought it would make it even more effective if I had all the misters facing the same direction inward - seemed like a good idea at the moment until I turned it on and immediately the patio area became exactly like a Korean sauna with mist so thick you could cut it - nice and cool mist albeit - but too thick for enjoyment...more like a VERY misty day in Vancouver - except you'd need to wear goggles and a windbreaker. :-/ After tinkering with things I figured out that the misters should be actually facing away from the intended cooling victim, and a person should buy one of those two headed faucet thingys so that the regular hose goes one direction and the one serving the mister can be turned to minimal water feed to control the amount of mist coming out. Now that it is done though I think we are ready for the 35 celsius heat predicted for later this week.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Love to everyone,

d :-)

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