I considered placing a post in the RANDOM WEATHER THREAD, but I figured that this isn't really a weather question that I am asking.....it is more along the lines of understanding how we cope with the weather.....personally and in our business environment.
Hot Weather - Yuck.....This Bear is not a big fan of hot weather. I will tolerate it for a while, but you won't catch me retiring to the land of RJ, ZG, or The One.
Coping At Home.....Yes, we have air conditioning in a house that was built in the 1920's. It is not very effective for the upstairs bedrooms but works fine for the main floor and the basement (otherwise known as the "land of the messy step kid").
We do not have a pool.....although this string of 90-plus days is not quietly encouraging Katie to drop "pool" hints.
Coping In The Vehicles.....My Toy truck and Katie's Honda are both air-conditioned. We are spoiled. (My Toy is only the second vehicle I have owned in my life that had AC.) (About 25 cars and trucks. )
Coping At The Workplace.....My office has AC. But.....I am only in the office for about 50% of the time. The rest of the time I am on the plant floor. It is very hot on that plant floor. It is not air-conditioned.....and you would be hard-pressed to find a factory or warehouse in this part of the country that does have AC.
Here are some of the extra steps we take for our employees who are working in that very hot environment.....
Special Hours - We are bringing in 1st Shift an hour early (6:00 AM), eliminating at least one HOT hour during the afternoon.
Gator Aid - We supply Gator Aid for free during these HOT days and strongly encourage employees to "drink up".
Extra Breaks - We allow extra work breaks, in the air conditioned Plant Lunchroom.
Fans, Etc. - Sure, we have a lot of fans in really hot areas.....but in this heat it just moves hot air around.
Huge Ceiling Fans - Our warehouse has about 10 HUGE ceiling fans, 40 feet in the air, taking warm air out of the building. Those fans operate early in the morning.
Even with all of these efforts, our building is very hot and uncomfortable. Fact of life. I promised the employees that the building will feel like it is air-conditioned.....in December through February.
How about you? I would assume that MOST Cyburbians are in air-conditioned offices. How do you cope?
What say you?
Bear At 12 Seer