Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

I've never actually seen the show or maybe I have and I was just too young to really understand it. Maybe I confused it with MASH. Maybe the heat is just getting to me.

Our area has had it pretty good over the past several years. Until now. In fact, we're in the middle of our first heat wave in 3 years. I actually don't remember it getting this hot since the summer of 2005 when I met the wonderful woman who would become my wife, and I mean that Literally (this is a PG blog after all). It's been 35 C and with the humidex, feeling into the mid 40's. You almost need a knife and fork to help with digesting the air before you breathe it.

It's nice to have the sunny weather as last year it seemed like April most of the summer - raining mostly on weekends. This is a bit of an extreme however and a fellow woodworker in Texas called me a Canadian lightweight. Well, if I'm a lightweight, so be it. With Scandinavian origins and being accustomed to the average temperature being less than 30 C, this heat wave is driving me out of my shop and into the comfort of my air conditioned home. I tried to do some hand planing tonight, but within 2 minutes, I was dripping all over the work piece. No pics, sorry. Don't want to gross anyone out.

I'm totally jealous of any of you with A/C in your shops or if you have your shop in the basement

This weather's not supposed to break until the weekend. It won't be cool, but it will be a little more seasonable.

Stay cool my friends.


  1. Whatever doesn't kill us, makes us stronger right! My shop is pleasantly cooled ambiently as all the ducting for the house runs through the shop and keeps it very comfortable. However, when I go to work at the Steppingstone museum all bets are off and I come home several pounds lighter each day.

  2. So true Shannon! And I bet that it gets toasty at Steppingstone! BTW, I'm jealous that you scored a gig like that; Not to mention the shortest apprenticeship ever!


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