Extreme Temps Can Spell Danger In A Hurry
Way back in 1990, I was young, fresh out high school and looking for a job doing anything I could to make a buck. I found lots of work, but not a lot of bucks. It was late June or early July I think. I was helping build a fence. And we were digging post holes the old fashioned way, by hand. I'd been digging holes since sunrise and not really paying much attention to the clock, cause I was getting paid by the hole! Needless to say, I took few breaks for water and I paid for it. Around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, we finished up. I realized I wasn't sweating so much anymore. I didn't know it at that moment, but that was very, very bad. A few hours, a trip to the ER and couple of IV fluids later, I found out that I came dangerously close to full on heat stroke. It over takes you quickly and trust me, if you've never been in this situation, it's painful. I spent days recovering and lost out on some good money! It was tough lessen for a young guy, but one I won't ever forget. When you're out in this heat, take frequent breaks, drink plenty of water and start and finish as early as possible. You'll be glad you did!