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bobbygedd
07-22-2004, 03:49 PM
today was brutal, bad humidity to say the least. by noon my one man was askin about quitting time, by 1 my amigo was agreeing with him. me personally, i wasn't in the least bit effected. in fact, when we quit at 1:30, i had to run around the block 10 times just to break a sweat. this stuff separates the men from the boys. how hot was it where you were?

chuckers
07-22-2004, 03:56 PM
it was 97* and really humid here and that was at 11:00 it started to cool off at like 1 or so and now its gonna storm and back to 70's and not humid

DLCS
07-22-2004, 04:03 PM
Its been in the 90's or so about all week but the humidity has been near 95%. Really doesn't bother me all that much but it started raining here about 1:30. Tommorrow its only suppose to get to 72 and low humidity kinda like a fall day.

dannylj
07-22-2004, 04:05 PM
Mid 90s down here in north Louisiana. Humidity is high all year. Typical summer is 95 to 100 degrees and humidity in 80s and 90s. Lots of rain in June. Just do it and drink lots of water. Danny

Up North
07-22-2004, 04:31 PM
Bobby, you quit at 1:30pm???? Did you get your $400 clear in for the day?

Here in northern MN we had 88 degrees the last 3 days and today it's 65.

Buck

bobbygedd
07-22-2004, 04:39 PM
yes sir my brother. you see, i was born at night, but not last night. in addition to the mowing, i did: 2 malorganite treatments, and treated 2 props for cinch bugs. higher value work, dig?

Up North
07-22-2004, 04:49 PM
thatta boy! Now you can kick back and enjoy a nice cold Coors Light. I got one more prop to do after 5:00pm then I'll be sipping a cold one as well.

Cooler weather is heading your way, should be just in time for the weekend, enjoy.

Buck

Pilgrims' Pride
07-22-2004, 05:05 PM
Thats why I work alone fellas.
I started at 0730 and got home around 3:30.
It was high 80's and humid today but my HPS kept on pullin and we gotter done!

Guys ask me sometimes when I'll hire some help.
My answer is always the same.
"When I can find a guy that doesnt squawk about the weather, show up drunk and expect to run my machines or beg for raises he doesnt deserve I'll hire him."
Til then I'll buy machines and work alone.
They dont ask for days off and only quit when you don't take care of them.

bobbygedd
07-22-2004, 05:11 PM
yea pilgrim, today was a rare one. i wanted to work till 4-5, they were hurtin. specially the fat one

fga
07-22-2004, 05:12 PM
nothing a little hose water can't douse! I don't think today was that bad...... we had alittle bit of a breeze to balence out the heat. also, i have customers that pass out out cans of soda while we're there, that's always a booster.

Pilgrims' Pride
07-22-2004, 05:14 PM
Bobby,

The fat one needs the exercise!
Keep him well hydrated. He'll live!

pjslawncare/landscap
07-22-2004, 05:17 PM
I had to take the wife & her sis to the airport @ 10:30 so I had my crew mow without me today. I was going to bush-hog, but I changed my mind when noon came & the thermomiter hit 93. Hate sweating my butt off & kickin dirt around. Ill wait untill Monday when it will be cooler & the rain were getting this afternoon keeps the dust down.

Mr. Magpie
07-22-2004, 05:18 PM
I don't know ya'lls strategies for staying cool, but wearing long sleeves and a huge towel around the neck DOUSED (sprayed and poured) with cool water all day long my bro and I are almost shivering at the end of the day here in S. FL! Keeping your skin clean, moist and out of the sun is a must. Heat doesn't touch us.

Rhett
07-22-2004, 05:27 PM
97 here with a feels like of 111. Was soaked before I finished loading the trailer. Would love to be a little farther north but with winter coming never mind.

ikesleeping
07-22-2004, 05:33 PM
Its only 92 here and the humidity is about that. I think the ac is broken on the Toro cause it doesnt seem to be blowing very cold but could just be my imagination......

rodfather
07-22-2004, 06:03 PM
What do I care? I got a house for 2 weeks at the shore to enjoy this month...LOL

Shadowroll
07-22-2004, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by Rhett
97 here with a feels like of 111. Was soaked before I finished loading the trailer. Would love to be a little farther north but with winter coming never mind.


Well I'm located just acros the river in CANADA from Detroit Michigan some 1000 miles or so DUE NORTH of Orlando FLorida

An hour ago it was 108*f with the humidity factored in.

http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yqg&unit=i (My weather here right now)

Six months from now will let you know what the WINDCHILL is:rolleyes:

bobbygedd
07-22-2004, 06:32 PM
addam, don't forget you are on the other side of the bay, any breeze u get will be cooler. here, the air was hot and stagnent

HOOLIE
07-22-2004, 07:04 PM
'Twas hot enough to keep all my customers inside and away from me. Now its been raining nice and steady for the last 2 hours. That should keep all the dust at bay tomorrow.

odin
07-22-2004, 07:11 PM
it was humiddddd here over 92 degrees then a storm can up and it dropped like a rock tomorrow low 70 ties....just move and you sweated like a pig.. i just drink a ton of water and it dont bother me much...ive worked in a lot more humid places .

Ryan Lightning
07-22-2004, 07:40 PM
About 100 here in central CA, with 55% humidity. Doesnt really bother me once i have gotten use to it.

Mr_Marc
07-22-2004, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Magpie
I don't know ya'lls strategies for staying cool, but wearing long sleeves and a huge towel around the neck DOUSED (sprayed and poured) with cool water all day long my bro and I are almost shivering at the end of the day here in S. FL! Keeping your skin clean, moist and out of the sun is a must. Heat doesn't touch us.

Amen to that brother. I thought I had had the only crew wearing loooong sleevs and pants & A hat! If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen! In South FLA we mow 12 Months...! And have the stink to prove it, along with the bling.

It's a wife thing.