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In This Weather …

… I always work outside in full clothing [long-sleeved shirt & long pants] plus a hat.

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“Heat Resistant” Clothing

But only, if work is absolutely unavoidable!  😉  This picture here is not too recent [2007], and it was taken in April. But even in our present summer heat wave I wear exactly the same clothing, as it cools once it has got wet from sweating – and that takes minutes only – and as it also prevents sunburn, which – at about 30 degrees latitude – is a real danger.

More about this picture and the action “around it” [I’m redoing our lawn] in a later posting.

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… is what we had yesterday: unbelievable 96 degrees Fahrenheit as early as March 18 – not even spring yet! But today it’s soemwhat cooler [82 Fahrenheit] again, and for the next few days the temperatures are forecast to be … Continue reading

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… that only racing people, charterers and idiots (try to) sail into the wind. Maybe I need to apply something like this here, saying that only residents aliens and idiots work during the hottest time of the day, instead of, … Continue reading

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A Sea of Sunflowers

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Lately, in fact, that is, since the beginning of the year, we have had, to tell the truth, fairly good weather [except for a few days]: with 15.43 inches up to now we’ve already had more rain than during the … Continue reading

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Exceptional Drought in Texas

It’s awfully dry here in southern Texas, as I keep writing here and in my other blog. The drought conditions are “exceptional”, i.e. the harshest category possible, with some rivers, e.g. the upper Guadalupe, going completely dry. Today, the New … Continue reading

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I Have a Drinking Problem

No, not with alcohol, that I drink too much if it, but plain and simple with fluids, that I simply can’t pour enough fluids into myself in this heat, to make up for the loss of fluids while working outside … Continue reading

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Back in Texas Again

After our holiday in Germany and England [more about that in later posts] we’re now back in Texas again and Texas has greeted us in the usual way: with a heatwave! The day before yesterday San Antonio set a new … Continue reading