I did that! Retired and then within a year went back to the work, but the second time I retired it was for good. Been retired six years now and after a bit of an adjustment I’ve been loving it! I’m happy to never have to work again! No more dealing with someone else’s BS!
What to do on a scorcher of a day?
Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:00 PM
I stay inside under AC. Do housework. Work a little on preparing observing programs in case it gets clear.
Here in very southern Oklahoma it is the heat index which kills. The temperature is only 93 but heat index is
an even 100. Usually at this time of the year it dries up. The long term pattern was rain right about the 4th of
July then one or two rains between than and the middle of September. Last year the hot, dry pattern did not
set in and summer observing was very limited. I fear the same this year.
I used to like the heat. I could acclimate to gradually over about 2 weeks then work right out in it. That was when
the water pump circulated the coolant fast enough. Now, the pump is not that efficient and I have had to learn to
adjust my limits.
Clear skies and clean glass,
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:27 AM
At least the high heat, still air, and increased humidity tend to make for good seeing here in St. Louis! I just gotta use the fan on my mirror or it will dew up going into the moist warm air from my cool, dry house.
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