What do you do to beat the summer heat?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. internpete profile image89
    internpeteposted 6 years ago

    What do you do to beat the summer heat?

    It's been rather hot the last few days, so I am wondering if there are any things you do to keep your mind off the heat.

  2. johnakc profile image40
    johnakcposted 6 years ago

    We have ac in our home so we don't have to struggle much with the heat.

    But when we are out then we have some sort of cold drinks and ice creams.

  3. Amy Becherer profile image68
    Amy Bechererposted 6 years ago

    With the economic downturn, I was laid off, unfortunately at the same time as my divorce.  On my own, I must maintain a tight rein on my budget.  Since I must use the air-conditioning in the 1940's, all-brick apartment building where I live to survive the 9-day, 106 degree heatwave St. Louis is experiencing, I stay home.

    I planted flower seeds in claypots that I keep outside.  I go outside to water them twice a day to keep them from frying in the blistering summer sun.  In addition, I keep a small, concrete, "seashell" birdbath filled with fresh, cool water that I change throughout the day for the birds and squirrels.  Yesterday, I brought a flowering plant inside, placed by the landlord outside the building entrance, as it was dying in the unrelenting afternoon sun.  I had been watering it daily, but that was not enough in the exteme heatwave and drought we are experiencing.  I put the plant under a cool shower in the tub, let it cool down, as even the pot was hot, removed all the dead flowers, and set it in a sunny spot within my apartment.  It looks amazing now.  I'll put it back outside when the temperature normalizes.  In my own small way, I try to look out for life that cannot readily care for itself, making small differences that bring me enormous satisfaction.

    1. Amy Becherer profile image68
      Amy Bechererposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you kindly, internpete!

  4. zsobig profile image84
    zsobigposted 6 years ago

    Drink loads of water, buy some fans into your room (but make sure they do not aim at you all the time - even if you don't notice, this can cause you get a cold even in 40°C) and try to dress in airy summer clothes.
    Additionally, you can move to the UK anytime, it is always around 20°C in summer smile).

    1. internpete profile image89
      internpeteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! 20c in the summer sounds nice!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)