52% humidity is not “ok.”

Big Brother sent me this cool little digital hygrometer, and from day one we’ve had a dispute…


One of the reasons I prefer a desert environment is that in my youth I broke several major bones and twisted basically all my joints, and now in my late 60’s I’m learning how much I truly healed from that. At the humidity where the gauge gives me a “dry” frowny-face, I’m quite happy. At the humidity where I don’t want to get out of bed, the stupid gauge gives me a smiley face and says “Ok.”

For the record it’s wrong and I’m right. My house, my rules.

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6 Responses to 52% humidity is not “ok.”

  1. Malatrope says:

    Yes, you are right and it is wrong.

  2. Anonymous says:

    in my part of the world humidity seldom goes as LOW as 52% Believe me, at 75 I can relate to remembering every insult my tired old carcass has encountered

  3. RB in GA says:

    I have to agree with anon. 52%? That would be bliss. It’s almost always 70+% here In GA, with the past few weeks only that low at night if I’m lucky

  4. Joel says:

    Yeah, there’s a good reason I don’t live in southern Florida anymore.

  5. Malatrope says:

    Joel, Florida doesn’t have humidity. It has water that hasn’t figured out it’s supposed to flow on the ground, not the airspace.

  6. Zendo Deb says:

    I was going to make a Florida reference…. Here in Ohio it has been about 70% humidity. Less during the day, because the temperature is higher. It is still miserable.

    And even here… I moved back to Ohio from Florida in July about 10 or 11 years ago. People were complaining, “Oye, It’s so humid.” I was “Are you kidding? My skin is dry? You don’t know from humid.”

    (If you don’t recognize the reference to “Oye, It;s so Humid” do a search for 2 Live Jews

To the stake with the heretic!