Good afternoon, Netizens…
According to the official weather station at Felts Field, it is 104 degrees. Although there is a 6 MPH wind stirring, no matter how you paint the picture, it is Hot! Hot! Hot! It really sucks to be out-of-doors with no way to cool off. If you are like me, you run and hide behind the nearest air conditioner, and simply pray for it to end. However, since we’ve already created a really interesting list of our Top Ten songs & music, let’s see what falls out of our combined bags of thought about the Top inventive things to do when it is THIS hot and you do not have air conditioning:
#1 Turn on the cold water tap, fill up the tub and climb into the bath tub, clothed or not. Of course, this hot you may have to share the tub with friends, family, dogs, cats, ferrets, goats and various other life forms who have the same idea. If you run out of room for everyone in the tub, borrow or buy a horse trough.
#2 In case the tub/horse trough gets lukewarm, make a quick dash to the grocery store/mini mart and buy a half-dozen ten pound bags of ice. Put that in the tub.
#3 Failing that, grind up the ice and put it in your swamp cooler set on HIGH and curl up around it.
#4 A sternly-proportioned application of ice water in your BVD’s seems to work. Repeat as needed. At least you won’t notice the heat until after the chill wears off.
#5 Rent a 6 foot long box freezer, preferably with an interior light. Plug in the freezer and, leaving the lid slightly open so you can breathe and so the light will remain on, curl up inside with your favorite book. Friends, pets, other life forms optional.
#6 How about a road trip to one of Montana’s Glaciers where you can spend the day sleeping on a king-sized ice cube?
#7 This actually works! Climb into the shower with a plastic chair and turn on the cold water tap.