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The actual temp here today was 105. Heat index 112 (not a hint of wind). It's 8:15pm now and the temp is still 89. Sprayed a golf course this morning. Left the house at 5am, started spraying at 5:45. Finished at 1:30pm. Took AC breaks about every hour for 10 - 15 minutes. Down to 220 when I got home. I have lost 60 pounds since January. I think about 5 today!

Supposed to be over 100 again tomorrow. Monday only 82 and rain. Looking foreward to the "cold" weather.

Got another golf cource spray job today (owned by today's customer). Helps to make up for the jobs that cancelled Wednesday and Thursday. $8,800.00 every 4 weeks (44 acres beween the 2).

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Steve, you might want to cosider a cab for your tractor with A/C, the best one's on the market are made by Curtis, I have three of them however they are for snow plowing, I take them off in the summer as they get to hot, mine have heaters vs A/C, I think I paid around $3,800 each, they make them for any tractor going.
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Steve, you might want to cosider a cab for your tractor with A/C, the best one's on the market are made by Curtis, I have three of them however they are for snow plowing, I take them off in the summer as they get to hot, mine have heaters vs A/C, I think I paid around $3,800 each, they make them for any tractor going.
This is very unusual weather we are having. Normaly we don't get this hot weather until the end of July and August. Then the temp rises to about 90 at about noon and we get a storm that lasts for about 10 to 15 minutes that cools things down to about 75. The temp rises to about 90 again and then at around 4 we get another cooling rain. We get the heat but it is always accompanied with short rains and steady winds all day.

I am not big enough to afford an expense like that for freak weather. It hasn't made it up to 105 here since 1909 and that was in August of that year. I've been here for 2 summers and about 95 was the hottest I've seen. The average yearly temp here has been getting colder since 1998 every year. I track the supposed "Global" warming and the oppressive costs that crowd is adding to our cost of living.

I'll just keep on using my head to safeguard my health and follow the rules. Common sense is always the best route.

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