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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Surviving Summer Heat

108 degrees in Williamsburg VA this past Wednesday. I had hot running water - out of my cold tap. And I do mean hot, not just warm. My 3-day cooler where I keep drinking water holds ice for - maybe 8 hours, not 3 days - in this heat.

After work I went to Barnes & Noble and soaked up their a/c until it closed. The heat is just exhausting, and I am looking forward to a rig with a generator big enough to handle an air conditioner. Probably have it on the road about the time the weather cools off in the fall ;)

I've said it before, but it bears repeating: Air Conditioning is a recent invention but heat has been around a while. Sometimes it breaks down, sometimes you just don't have it. The best method I know for keeping cool without a/c is to get a golf shirt wet with cold water, wring it out and put it on. Golf shirts are thick enough to hold wet for a decent amount of time and they generally look the same wet or dry, which means you can go out in public without getting weird looks.

I have a knee-length roomy tee-shirt fabric sleep shirt which does the same thing for sleeping - put a towel on the bed. Put the fan on. Don't die of heat stroke.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, 108 is really HOT!
    Be sure and drink plenty of water.We are fighting the hot and humid Texas summer and it isn't any fun.

    Stay Safe

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  2. hope things are cooler for you. I'll be moving this week. Hope you had a great birthday

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  3. Wow, that's sure HOT. In NC it's been around 98* most days lately. We're waiting until cooler weather to head west. Love your blog.

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  4. really hot......

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