In theory, Spring is the short season between winter and Summer – where the temperature gradually warms up, stuff blooms, birds and bees do… things (or so I’m led to believe), and we ease into summer.
Except this year. The Weather in Los Angeles went from high 60’s to mid-90’s. Overnight.
Which would be fine, except that it takes time to get used to the Heat, and guess what I did yesterday? That’s right – I stood around outside all day for day exteriors. In the sun.
I’m never really ready for the heat. The older I get the more I suffer in it, but I’m usually, well, not okay, but better when I’ve had some time to acclimate.
It’s a damn good thing I checked the weather report before coming to work, otherwise I’d have worn long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, then would have boiled alive. Or something.
We had three different locations, and had to wrap back to the truck after each one, so we spent a lot of time pulling cable in said heat.
Our second location had no shade at all, and of course that was the hottest part of the day.
On the bright side, I managed to not get sunburned, which is awesome.
It seemed almost cool when I drove home in low 80’s.
After an 11 hour day working set, I felt exactly like I usually feel after 14 hours of wrapping heavy cable – achy, sticky and stiff.
A cold shower has never felt so good. Thankfully we’re on stage today out of the sun.
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