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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
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 - posted July 25, 2016 02:57 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Watching the news tonight made me wonder how everyone is getting on up there in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted July 25, 2016 05:30 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As whenever we experience a huge volume of heat, try to rough it - Keep the films cool, by all means - Wait for each day to pass till the level becomes tolerable again - I'm really a cold-weather bear, so give me the good 'ol winter time - How's the weather at your part of the world? - Cheers, Shorty

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Steve Klare
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 - posted July 25, 2016 08:31 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
By us it's not so much the heat but the humidity. We kind of poke out in the Atlantic so the ocean air moderates our temperatures, but then again there is all that dampness being pulled into the atmosphere.

I went out to my car and sweltered all the way across the parking lot last week in the blazing sun. Got in, twisted the key and saw a mighty 80F(27C) on the dashboard. It was just massively humid and it felt like a hundred!

Summer is kind of a ripoff once you get out of school. It becomes equal and opposite to Winter. Instead of being stuck behind a snow blower it's a lawnmower. Instead of being too cold to go outside it's too hot.

Give me Spring or Fall any time!

Well, at least I don't work in Mexico anymore. I was there one time in July and they rented me a car with black interior. When I opened up the door it was like standing next to a blast furnace. It was either run the AC a few minutes or find oven mitts for the steering wheel. Friday morning, with airline tickets home in my sweaty hands, my boss called from Long Island. He said "They'd like you to stay another week". I said "Another 5 degrees and they'll be soldering without irons down here, I'd rather you just fire me."

-he said "Maybe you should come home..."

Then again there were the times this job sent me to Siberia...

(Why on Earth can't they ever do this stuff in for example Hawaii?!!!)

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Guy Taylor, Jr.
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From: Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.
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 - posted July 25, 2016 09:18 AM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am planning on taking a trip to Laredo, Texas this year. Summer is a good time to plan; Winter is a good time to go. The temperature in Laredo in the summer can reach as high as 114 degrees.

As Steve already knows, I have also worked in Siberia in the dead of winter. It was a real adventure but I am glad I don't live there on a permanent basis.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted July 25, 2016 09:26 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I was there in July and August. Moderate temperatures but mosquitoes the size of a small dog, no air conditioning at the hotel and no screens in the windows. (-Do the math!)

-there is nothing like spending the 4th of July in a city named by Stalin! (-"1776" on my laptop!)

Most of my trips to Mexico came January or February. The first time we were riding back from the plant across the border to the hotel in Texas. It was 70F and the air was soothing. The other guy was driving so I kind of drifted with my own thoughts: "...when I get home I'll have to cut my lawn."

-then I realized the lawn was a foot deep in snow and probably getting even more!

I kind of liked those trips!

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Mathew James
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From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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 - posted July 25, 2016 09:34 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We had rain last night for the FIRST TIME in over 7 weeks. I have seriously not seen one drop of rain in 7 weeks- 7 WEEKS!!!

Last week the kids were camping 9 hours north...we drove them to drop them off and then stayed at a beautiful spot on Lake Nippising...it drizzled for about 10 minutes one day and we thought we would take pictures of rain to show the kids, in case they had forgotten about the stuff...

The rain from last night here will do nothing more than wet whistles.
We need much more. It has been +30*C for almost a month.

I love it warm however. Every drop of sweat from sun sure beats the same from shoveling!! Kids have been indoors much more this summer however....

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William Olson
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 - posted July 25, 2016 10:01 AM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's not the heat...it's the humanity!

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Claus Harding
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From: Washington DC
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 - posted July 25, 2016 10:33 AM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't mind the heat; it beats freezing or rain. I am going swimming at our condo pool this afternoon, and the AC is keeping the apartment very comfy, so neither the films nor I will deteriorate :-)
DC is "supposed to" hit 100 (maybe); that's starting to feel a bit like Dubai where 100 and above is quite common.

Claus

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Steve Klare
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 - posted July 25, 2016 10:36 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What I mind this time of the year is when you ship film someplace it may spend a couple of days in really hot temperatures, and other than overnight air there's not a whole lot you can do about it.

I don't think a day or two really makes much difference, it's just the idea of it!

Once or twice I've held off sending unprocessed film until it was less infernal outside.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted July 25, 2016 07:39 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
All you guy's in the North USA are breaking my heart!
Come on down to Florida and try our 95f 99% humidity. It's enough to make a reel of film turn pink! [Big Grin]

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Douglas Warren
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 - posted July 25, 2016 10:38 PM      Profile for Douglas Warren     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I grew up in Texas (right outside of Houston,moved away in 2008) and don't miss the heavy humidity and 8 month long Summers. Now living in Ohio and I'll take the Winter's here any day.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 26, 2016 10:31 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Bloody heat!

Thank goodness for the wonderful miracle of swamp coolers! it really makes me wonder how settlers dealt with the heat, with no fans, coolers, ect.

Well, at least, a hundred years ago, settlers didn't have to worry film collections getting too hot. Now, the rabid pack of prairie dogs, that's another matter! [Smile]

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Tommy Woods
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 - posted July 28, 2016 06:09 AM      Profile for Tommy Woods   Email Tommy Woods   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
in the '80's I lived in Australia working for an agency,one day a job came in for a welder 6 weeks work for $1500 aud,the wages were high due to the location,it was that hot,when the ants got to the surface they died.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 28, 2016 11:46 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
EEEESH!

Couldn't work in that. You are a tougher man than I!

I'm the kind of person that, unless it's about 68 degrees or so in the house, overnight, I simply can't sleep.. Meanwhile, my wifey is wrapped up in two thick blankets and complaining that she's too cold. Body chemistry ... a wonderful thing.

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Steve Klare
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From: Long Island, NY, USA
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 - posted July 28, 2016 12:09 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A couple of summers ago I was driving past a road crew. It was an easy 90 degrees and this guy in a hard hat was walking next to a machine laying down hot asphalt. The air was rippling with the heat pouring off the pavement and it was filled with the acrid stink of the stuff.

-I hope they pay him really well!

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