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Preparing for extreme heatwaves.
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kenneal - lagger
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked the water in our grandchildren's pallet pool and I might have a dunk over the next few days as they are away. I'm opening the windows and doors to cool the place to keep it comfortable during the next few days.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm prepared - already wearing my shorts and I'm in good health.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boisdevie wrote:
I'm prepared - already wearing my shorts and I'm in good health.


Same here. Summer finally arrived. I turned on the A/C.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shall be wearing a shirt and tie for 5 hours later today.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuzzy wrote:
I shall be wearing a shirt and tie for 5 hours later today.


I shall be wearing shorts all day. I've gone Galt.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am 'working' in an air conditioned office having driven here in my air conditioned (electric) car.

'working' because a couple of weeks ago our CEO collected the IT team together and told us we were all going to be made redundant in September and to start looking for jobs now. Unofficially.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm enjoy the cool air collected last night. 32 outside - 23 inside.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS_RalphW wrote:
I am 'working' in an air conditioned office having driven here in my air conditioned (electric) car.

'working' because a couple of weeks ago our CEO collected the IT team together and told us we were all going to be made redundant in September and to start looking for jobs now. Unofficially.


Sounds pretty official when its the CEO telling you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We (used to have ) employment rights, that set out formal processes that had to be followed when making people redundant. Putting things in writing comes close to the top of the list. TBH I am not particularly surprised at being made redundant, the new CEO has made some financially expensive bad choices and my role was always a bit hard to justify in a small organisation. However, the CEO justified sacking the lot of us on the back of an external review of IT that the trustees paid for, and we could not see. I heave read that review and she was lying through her teeth.

Sorry for being OT. just passed 30C outdie.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS_RalphW wrote:
We (used to have ) employment rights, that set out formal processes that had to be followed when making people redundant. Putting things in writing comes close to the top of the list. TBH I am not particularly surprised at being made redundant, the new CEO has made some financially expensive bad choices and my role was always a bit hard to justify in a small organisation. However, the CEO justified sacking the lot of us on the back of an external review of IT that the trustees paid for, and we could not see. I heave read that review and she was lying through her teeth.

Sorry for being OT. just passed 30C outdie.


I wonder if the new CEO was there because she was the best at what she did but because she was a she?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sexist. She or he makes no difference in my experience. At previous job a woman bought the organisation out of receivership and returned it to profit. It is the management style of my current CEO that is (traditionally) associated with male bosses.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS_RalphW wrote:
We (used to have ) employment rights, that set out formal processes that had to be followed when making people redundant. Putting things in writing comes close to the top of the list. TBH I am not particularly surprised at being made redundant, the new CEO has made some financially expensive bad choices and my role was always a bit hard to justify in a small organisation. However, the CEO justified sacking the lot of us on the back of an external review of IT that the trustees paid for, and we could not see. I heave read that review and she was lying through her teeth.

Sorry for being OT. just passed 30C outdie.


30C! The cool of the evening during the summer, when everyone piles outside to enjoy the evening. Admittedly, we've only had 1 38C day so far this year, but plenty of 33-34C days.

The A/C usually goes on around 28C, I'll admit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

30.5C outside and 23 inside. Didn't bother with night cooling last night.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We did. Opened the windows.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had to resort to air conditioning, regrettably due to the electricity consumed and the noise produced.
Living room reached 28 degrees, dropped to 24 and with much lower humidity with air conditioner in use.
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