Sly and the Family Stone...
We're just in from the verandah... where we enjoyed a Shiner Ruby Redbird and the remnants of last night's ADWH cigar... and it's HOT. Like this:
We've already broken the record for this date... the former hottest day bein' 98 degrees back in 2002... but it doesn't FEEL all that hot. I've been warmer... like this:
The ambient temperature during the day was in the high 90s, as was the humidity. We were working on a blazingly hot white concrete pad, which acted as a hellish solar reflector, intensifying the heat and making working conditions all but unbearable. You literally couldn’t touch the metal pieces of that antenna without wearing gloves, it was that hot. We worked 20 minutes outside, then ten minutes inside the air conditioned shelter, then 20 minutes back outside again, eight hours a day. It took us an entire week to disassemble that damned antenna and pack it up. I must have sweated off ten pounds, and for a light-@$$ed guy like me, that’s a lot.I've felt hotter on any given August day at Boron AFS in the Mojave Desert. Or marching to and from school in August down at Keesler Airplane Patch in Mrs. Hippy in the wayback. Or working inside a radome on Guam. Or even sitting in the back of a C-130 on the ramp at Don Mueang AB in Thailand. Or we could be in Abu Dhabi (visualize a wink and a nod here), where the forecast high tomorrow is 111 flaming hot degrees. So we need to keep thangs in perspective, yanno? Hot fun in the summertime, indeed.