sentinel28a, on May 25 2010, 05:10 PM, said:
In other news, the sun has finally come out in Montana. Our vampire population was wiped out because they didn't know what that giant glowing orb was. After all, we haven't seen it in three months.
You get my undying affection for the imagery this presented. Thank you, Ben, thank you.
Oh, and you tykes complaining about heat? Lemme tell you a fun little story about heat. The AC at the shelter is on the fritz. Sunday was the worst day, because not only was it hot and humid outside, but it became almost unbearingly hot and humid in select sections of the shelter (i.e. Main Cat Room). We opened up all the windows we could (not many), and turned on the two box fans we have, but even that didn't help cool the room any. And because our bosses want to make sure we're staying productive, we had to keep moving around finding stuff to do, rather than sit and stay cool. (That's not to say we couldn't take quick breaks every so often...but we couldn't give the impression that we were being lazy.)
And while all of this was going on, amidst the cleaning and moving around we had to do, we were so focused on making sure the animals stayed hydrated that it was a challenge for us to keep ourselves hydrated. I did my best to do so...and STILL managed to go home at the end of the day with heatstroke.
Thankfully, the animals are okay, and even more thankfully, we'll be getting a new AC unit within the week. The irony? I've worked three summer seasons at Great America in the past. You'd think I wouldn't be complaining about heat and humidity after that...except in this case I will, because the heat and humidity was stuck INDOORS, and we had nowhere to escape since it was hot outside too. Huzzah.