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So what is everybody doing to get relief from this oppressive heat? I am staying inside! LOL Seriously, it is going to be in the 90s all week with not a chance of rain in sight. ALL of the grass is drying up and getting crunchy.

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Same here, Donsgal. It has been that way all week and expected to be in the upper 90's again this week coming up. I am so sick of the hot weather! I usually just stay inside until late evening, and it is still hot then!
 

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We're clearing a area and putting on a roof. Drinking a lot as we go but coming in pretty whipped at night. Break time right now but will be back to the grind soon. Stay cool.
 

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Just got back from Las Vegas. Boy was it HOT there! Was even warm inside those big casinos. The hotel room had a sensor on the ac--it went off when no motion was detected. Can you believe! It was 80 degrees in the room & could only cool down to 75. At the West Rim of the Grand Canyon it was 102 down by the Colorado River with a little breeze & some cloud cover. Needless to say our 93 temp & high humidity seems much cooler compared to Vegas. Don't think they(us/people) should develop big cities in the middle of a desert.
 

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It is smokin' hot here in NWTN as well. Upper 90s and 100s for the next week or so. Holy smoke! I just checked out weather.com and next Friday is supposed to be 101! I'll have to sell a kid to pay the electric bill for the a/c LOL.
 

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I work in increments. I go out for maybe 15 to 20 min. at a time, and then come in and cool down and drink something and then after I recover I go back out. Takes all day to finish a chore sometimes, but I am not going to get overheated again. I've done that three times so far this summer and it makes me sick.

Sometimes I alternate outside/inside chores. For example, I go out and feed and make sure water is clean for all the animals, then come in and sweep or vacuum, then go back out and pull weeds for 10 or 15 min. and then come in and put clothes in the washer, then back out and cut a section of the lawn, then come back in and clean the bathroom or mop, etc etc. That way I don't feel like I am not utilizing my time well.

I avoid doing much outside between about noon and 3, except hanging out or gathering in laundry. Most of the time this is the time of day I run errands like go to the post office, bank, buy groceries and things like that.

Something I thought to mention, especially if you use window air conditioner units. If you have rooms that are not used all the time like a sewing room or guest room or maybe a utility room, close it off so your house will cool easier. Open them up in the evening or overnight, but close them up again in the mornings. I do this in the winter too, to make it easier to heat the house with my wood burner.
 

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You guys are getting a taste of Texas weather. We've had an unseasonably cool summer so far this summer. But we normally go sometime for a couple months without rain, with temps in the upper 90s and low 100s. So far we haven't reached 100 yet, but they are predicting upper 90s this week. It has been so humid, you sweat sitting in front of the fans.

The best thing to do if you can is do your chores in the early morning, and late evening after the sun goes down.
 

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Hot here too, near Hartville. I have found that getting wet helps, when you have to be outside. Since I am already sticky anyways -super high humidity- I spray the gardenhose up and let the cool water 'rain' down on me. The animals like it too. esp. our black goat.

Cool baths are also great. Fan's going in the canning kitchen here, and it does feel cooler outside. Iced tea and popsicles.
 

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Like RoseGarden, I do outdoor chores in increments. I really dislike getting heat sickness; had a taste of that earlier in the week. I love my AC, and think the guy who invented it indeed has a place in heaven. (He would, if it were up to me!)

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It's dry here too, and the grass isn't growing, the garden needs constant watering lately. We had a few days in a row last week of oppresive 90's heat. It's considerably nicer now in the 80's or high 70's and less humid. Still too dry, though.
 

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I have been staying in as much as possible and sadly I have been neglecting garden a bit
 

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Hot and kinda humid in SW Ohio. No air conditioning in the house. I'm napping a lot with a fan in the window. I don't know how you folks in Texas do this!

My farm place in Virginia is even worse -- hotter, more humid, plus ticks by day and mosquitoes by night :) Strange, I still consider that place paradise...
 

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ruby aint lying. it is hot and humid in texas. sweat just poured off of me the last two days as i worked outside. very little breeze to really make a body feel comfortable. i worked on burning brush piles and finally stopped and just chainsawed. when it gets cold i will finish burning. its a great burn day--high humidity, a little wind, recent rains, lush green grass that wont burn. but to work around the piles will have sweat just rolling. i can only drink so much liquids before i feel like im sloshing.
 

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Very humid here, makes it that much worse. The sweat rolls into your eyes and they burn, then you can't see, and the electric bill is unbeleivable high, we just have one AC unit in one room only, use a fan at night in the bedroom, and our bill was over $350.If we can just get through August, then it will begin to cool down some.
 

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Staying in the A/C.Could go down to the river 55 degree water might feel good.

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Staying in the air condition house here, too. High 90's and humid. It's been awhile since I've seen any rain and there's none in the extended forcast for the next week. I do not like the summer weather and August is the worst. I'm so looking forward to the fall weather.
 

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Shesh! You guys need to come to Panama. It's been mid 80's during the day with showers and 80 at night. No air conditioning needed.

Book early to avoid the rush! ;)

Hope relief is coming your way soon.
 

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connie in WV said:
Shesh! You guys need to come to Panama. It's been mid 80's during the day with showers and 80 at night. No air conditioning needed.

Book early to avoid the rush! ;)

Hope relief is coming your way soon.

Connie that was just mean! :)

I have been doing like RoseGarden. Doing things in shifts. I hate to complain about the hot weather as this year it hasn't been too bad. Until this week that is. We just got A/C last month and this is the 1st week we have really needed it. It has been nice to be able to do things in the house and not be dripping with sweat. It is also nice to come in after working outside in that horrible heat!
 

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I am thankful that we have had such a mild summer so far. Yes, we are having the really extreme humidity and heat now and hating it (no a/c). I find that if I stay inside all day I am fine, even when it is 85 in the living room. But if I go outside at all and feel that heat, I'm done in. We eat a lot of freezies and drink a lot. I keep pushing the ice water because I don't want them to dehydrate. I am also going to start letting them take a cool shower in the afternoon and another in the evening to help cool them down.
 
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