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Re: a few tips for coping w/ heat from East Texas

Hmmm-  yesterday was the first day we hit 100.  Funny- now Sacramento is 
a cool spot to live??


Donna wrote:

>SAY WHAT! We have been in that 100 degree crap for
>weeks now! Actually today it is supposed to be cold,
>only 79 for a high... I can't wait!:)
>I have a craft made thing for my neck- has something
>inbetween the material, swells up when you put in
>water (read ice water). Keeps you cool for a time...
>then back in the ice water for 10 minutes and you are
>ready to go again... It does work!
>--- Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com> wrote:
>>101 here yesterday, Pam - it's getting brutal. Add
>>in the humidity
>>factor and we're talking about feels like 110. You'd
>>feel right at home
>>here.  And, Rich, we really would appreciate some
>>rain.  Would even
>>settle for it over the holiday weekend!
>>Zone 7 - West TN
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
>>[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>Behalf Of Pam Evans
>>Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 9:49 PM
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: [CHAT] a few tips for coping w/ heat from
>>East Texas
>>In honor of our first 100 degree day of the year, I
>>thought I'd share
>>this.  Get a rag or small dish towel and wet it,
>>then wring out
>>slightly.  Get some peppermint oil and drop about 4
>>drops along the
>>length of it.   Wet it slightly again and knead for
>>a few moments to
>>work the oil throughout the rag.  Wear this around
>>your neck while
>>working in the yard and you'll feel cooler.  Also 5
>>or 6 drops in your
>>bath is most cooling and refreshing.    For those of
>>you prone to leg
>>& foot cramps, drink a big glass of orange juice
>>before going out in the
>>yard, morning and afternoon.  8 to 12 oz.  The
>>potassium prevents the
>>cramps and all the water you are drinking flushes
>>that out.  So it needs
>>to be replenished.  Or eat a banana if you don't
>>like juice. It makes a
>>Hope that helps y'all not so accustomed to this type
>>of heat.
>>Pam Evans
>>Kemp TX
>>zone 8A
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