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    How do you beat the heat?

    With the thermometer hitting 106 here today, I was wondering how everyone combats the heat?

    I installed a window unit to supplement my HVAC unit. It really, really makes a difference, especially once temps reach over the 100 mark. Outside, hubby got me a misting system (but mine has the expansion kit as well) and we tied it to the canopy supports on the A-frame of a now defunct porch swing. We then covered that with a plastic drop cloth to form a big pup tent type thing. It's open at each end and catches and funnels air through, so we have the mist with a little breeze. It turned today's 106 into a very comfortable 76, or at least that's what it felt like.
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    Heat doesn't bother me all that much. When it gets in the high 90's or low 100's with humidity it gets a little uncomfortable if I'm having to be active outdoors. If it's too hot for me I just try to stay inside as much as I can. I do drink a lot of ice water.

    It's 97 with a heat index of 104 here right now.
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    Just drink lots of water.

    100* with 95% humidity is not unheard of around here. I'm 29 and grew up here, so I'm used to it.

    Luckily I work at night, when it's a bit more tolerable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
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    We were having beer while sitting inside the misting tent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Heat doesn't bother me all that much. When it gets in the high 90's or low 100's with humidity it gets a little uncomfortable if I'm having to be active outdoors. If it's too hot for me I just try to stay inside as much as I can. I do drink a lot of ice water.

    It's 97 with a heat index of 104 here right now.
    Heat bothers the hell out of me. Cold, on the other hand, not so much. It has to get pretty close to zero before I get uncomfortable, and 50 degrees is still t-shirt weather.
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    What heat? It is 67 here.....

    There is actually a reason to live here in cloud land.

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    103 here today. 105 tomorrow. I plan on staying out of it. Run in the morning and do yard work in the afternoon/evening. Stay hydrated and cool off with cold beer. Wash, rinse, repeat.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    103 here today. 105 tomorrow. I plan on staying out of it. Run in the morning and do yard work in the afternoon/evening. Stay hydrated and cool off with cold beer. Wash, rinse, repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    It's a little known fact that lawn work should be done in the morning. The greek god of lawn care was always most active before noon.

    I keep powerade by the dozen ready to go. My body's thermostat always runs high. I ran my hotel AC at 60 degrees during my stay in KC.
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    In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm is why you always feel smarter after a few beers."


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    When I can, I go to the shore.

    I try to do any outdoor activities early in the day and stay hydrated. I'm okay with the heat except when I'm trying to go to sleep, I can't sleep if it's too hot.




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    Central air is the best.

    It's been hovering just below 100 here, but it is true what they say, dry heat is better. 95 is much better here with 8 percent humidity than 95 was in Virginia with 80 percent humidity.

    And I've got a couple of super soakers for water gun fights outside.
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    Hey Ducky, reached 109 with a head index of over 112 up here in Columbia, Great day for Yard Work

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Hey Ducky, reached 109 with a head index of over 112 up here in Columbia, Great day for Yard Work
    I try not to look at the heat index during the summer. It makes me cry. I would be throwing myself into the river outside of Riverbanks if I could.
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    Move to where pgg, Maclean, Car 4 and I live...no beating the heat here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Move to where pgg, Maclean, Car 4 and I live...no beating the heat here.
    Keep it up, I'll send a package that contains some of the weather we have here.
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