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I worked several summers in non-air-conditioned warehouses but the hottest work I have ever done was week-long archaeological survey in Perryville, KY. This was the site of the largest Civil War battle in KY and there was an old tobacco field near the site that was going to be paved over for a parking lot. So we dug about 100 shovel probes with hand augers and shovels to make sure there were no archaeological deposits. This was late July, not a stitch of shade and long before I figured out that I should wear sunscreen and drink lots of water. I'm probably lucky I didn't end up in the hospital. God, it was awful and we didn't find a single brass button or mini ball.

I'm also happy to report I survived 2 rounds of disc golf with a 110 heat index today. Drank close to two gallons of water and still felt parched but hey, sports. Just about ready for autumn.