What do you do when its toooooo hot?

Australia
January 28, 2009 2:57am CST
Well today in Melbourne it was almost 44 C hot even the birds did not fly. And lucky me had to have blood tests (including the discusting glucose tolerance) I nearly fainted when I got out. People were in a hurry and grumpy and mind you this is the 1 day of a 5 day heatwave. Once I got home I turned on my air con on and have not moved from the house. What do you do when its too hot? Do you cook when its hot or get take away? Do you sleep with the air condition on?
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@alankor (479)
• Singapore
28 Jan 09
omg!is it really that hot in melbourne? i mean, 44 degrees is really way too hot man.unlike you, i do not have air con and only sue a fan to cool myself down.if it is really too hot, i would take a bath or take out my clothes.:)
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@alankor (479)
• Singapore
28 Jan 09
haha i didn't know you are a woman and a pregnant one at that.oops!sure, soon-to-be mothers need the extra comfort and proper rest to ensure they take care of their bodies and their baby too.1 toast to motherhood!
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• Australia
28 Jan 09
Yeah rest wishful thinking gone are the days when I could rest. But at least the kids are 6 years apart so I had few years of rest now I am geting ready for another round of it which started the day I found out I was pregnant and rest became something someone else did :))))
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
28 Jan 09
we do get heat waves but it has not gone upto 44,maybe 40.i usally put the air conditioning on in my room and also the kids become very cranky during these days ,they are often in the shower.
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• Australia
28 Jan 09
My son wanted to go outside and I kept telling him he cant so at the end I said fine go. He came back 5 min later and said Its too hot out there. So now we ara all happy inside with the air con on because its over 30 right now and its 11:22 pm
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@jaffna (778)
• India
28 Jan 09
I don't like too much of hot climate.During those times,i just stay at home and do some passtimes like watching television,surfing and listen to songs though am not interested i doing so.I can do nothing else to escape from such hotness.I consume a lot of water especially cool water and cool drinks.And i keep talking and complain about the hot climate to ma family members or to my friends.I have been a victim so many times as well of over heat.It seem s like getting my head burnt up and wash my face on and often.I will be eagerly waiting for the evening ,atleast then i can overcome it.Am too sensitive to hot climate and i get fainted too many times
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• Australia
28 Jan 09
I dont have anyone to complain to so I am complaining here :)))). My husband is at work and my son does not care that its hot.
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@denise002 (444)
• Australia
28 Jan 09
i live in melbourne to :] and its boiling my laptop says its still 42 (which is 108 farenheit for u american readers) and its 8pm lol i had to keep getting out of the pool because the sun was just getting to me. but we had take away and yes leaving the air con on all night!!
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• Australia
28 Jan 09
Hey did you know that we reached top temp at 6pm imagine that. I have not been out since 1pm. Brace your self for another 4 days like this I bet by sunday we will all act like crazy people. And just my luck I finaly got pregnant in the year when the temp are at record high.
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@sammy009 (259)
• United States
29 Jan 09
HI. I live where we get the 4 seasons. In the summer when we get the humid hot weather, I would go in my pool. If i am inside, I do not have air conditioning, I would put the fan on or get a wet cool towel and put it around my neck, It helps alot. I sleep with a fan on. For me it cooking on my grill.
• Australia
29 Jan 09
We dont get 4. Its hot in summer and the other 3 are much the same. rain here and there temperature between 5 and 20 and thats it.
@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
28 Jan 09
Wow...that is hot! As a retired paramedic, when called to a heat stress incident (heat stroke, much more serious, but heat stress will lead to heat stroke!...we would constantly wash the body, with tepid water....leaving the body wet, and if possible a fan! Pay close attention to the back of the neck, the axilla (underarms), the back of the knees! Do not use cold water, just tepid, and the fan will expedite evaporation which is a cooling process! Please be careful about cooling your body too fast! Take care, please!
• Australia
28 Jan 09
it is still so hoooooottttt and I chose the worse day to have my stupid glucose tolerance test done that I feel like sh!t all day. I left my son in the bath for 2 hours and as soon as I get the energy I would take a shower because I think even my hair is swetting :))))