Start early, do what you can do and then quit early. I carry a cooler with bottles of water that I make available to anyone working on the jobsite. It costs $5-$7 per week but everyone always has water to drink, and I've gotten several crews into the habit of bringing extra water to work every day. Some of those idiots would show up with nothing, expecting to run to the 7-11 when they were thirsty!
The problem with that is then they expect you to always keep them in water. Soon, you'll look down and see them going through your cooler looking for "their water."
I have no mercy for a fool that goes off half cocked expecting other people to take care of them.
It takes me 10 minutes every morning getting my water ready, making my ice cubes and packing it out to the truck. It's a royal PITA but I do it because I know I need it.
Hey Butch; on the water thing, it isn't a big deal and none of the guys I work with expect me to supply water. I usually end up passing them out when I stop to take a break, and about once a week somebody ends up bringing me a 6 or 12 pack of water to 'restock'.
In the past I've worked with selfish jerks that would raid my cooler first thing in the morning and take my biggest chunk of ice and put it in his personal cup. About the 4th day of that and I fixed him. Let's just say that he had a 'flavored' drink that day.
Today I was hot and dry the entire day, hardly sweated at all. In Florida if you aren't sweating then you're dehydrated. I drank 4-5 bottles of water today but I guess it wasn't enough. I'll hydrate extra tonight because tomorrow is going to be another hot one.
It's odd - I used to get cramps in both feet, but nowadays the crushed foot is immune - go figure.
Even odder, the foot cramp is mostly in the big toe, and when it cramps it abbducts away from the other toe and it hurts like hell, but I discovered I can tape my toes together and that stops it.
It was hot here as well, Saturday cracking 101 temp heat index in the 110 to 120 range. Not this early Do I remember being that worked over by 3. The shade was still sauna like. Oh well get used to it ain't getting anybetter till late october.
Under armor shirts is all I have to say, soaked while working, 10 minutes later dry as can be.