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  1. #1
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    How do you southern boys do it?

    This 100 degree heat wave is kicking my butt. Head to work at 6:50AM, get home at 9PM only to be called out again at 10:30 for another 3 hours. I'm getting to old for that crap. Can't even immagine running that pace for months at a time.

  2. #2
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    Plenty of water, gatorade, and snacks. I used to work to midnight, or whenever. Now I switch my phone to silent at 6pm and call them in the morning.

    Gonna be another record breaker today. 106

  3. #3
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    Bracebridge, ON
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    For residential???? Sorry, 8-5, resi is not an emergency.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmuntz View Post
    For residential???? Sorry, 8-5, resi is not an emergency.
    Many times it actually is. I have alot of elderly customers with absolutely no family to help them. The heat here kills, literally.

  5. #5
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    They don't always make it.

    Lost two old guys last week. RIP.
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    Do not attempt vast projects with
    half vast experience and ideas.
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  6. #6
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    Gatorad, Florida Water, a hat and sometimes a helper.

  7. #7
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    Planning, I get up around 4 am, start work @5am quit at lunch, start back around 7pm and work until dark.
    It doesn't always work out. If out in midday I wear my floppy wide brimmed hat,& drink plenty of water.
    Can't go the Gatorade. One bottle of it, and I'll have to drink 3 gallons of water to get rid of the dry mouth.

  8. #8
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    Houston,Tx.
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    My youngest son is working with me full time now since he is out of school. We were replacing a blower motor in an attic on Tuesday, and he would not get away from the stairwell, and he keep asking me, Dad how are you breathing over there, I said many, many years of experience.
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    “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards". - Vernon Law

    "Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart". - Unknown

  9. #9
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    South
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    I used to work many days 7am to 11pm. When the economy took a dump I wished I never complained about it. I've been in attics drinking coffee a few times.

  10. #10
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    Gotta make hay while the sun shines.

  11. #11
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    Here in the pacific northwest, we're just begging for a heat wave. But instead we've barely been in the low 70's - most clients will say "oh we barely even use the cooling..." Working those long long days with after hours calls is maybe a month at best. Love the mild weather here personally. Professionally, it sucks. And no, our heating season isn't much better.

  12. #12
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    Ward, Arkansas, United States
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    November can't get here quick enough.
    "Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"-Dr. Strangelove (1964)

  13. #13
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    Location
    Asheville, N.C.
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    Lots of water and the biggest straw hat I can find. Some people laugh when they see me with my straw hat on, but those in the know smile and nod.

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