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Old 9th April 2010, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by luger View Post
Give me rain and cold any time over our sweltering heat!

Seems like both of you have not experienced our terribly hot and humid summers, especially when we get 40 celcius heatwaves going on for a whole friggin week!

I tell you it's terrible! Try shooting in those conditions! From June till September it's almost impossible to shoot for more than an hour without dehydraiting and getting the feeling of just throwing the rifle back in the case and go back home under the A\C.

Thing is that the Worlds are usualy end of September or beginning of October which means very very limited time for practice

At least in South Africa last year I did not feel the heat as the other UK shooters did as I was used to it but lacked very much in practice!

In the UK you can shoot no problem almost all year round

Charlts, we should organize an FT/HFT foreign shooter exchange program for the summer
Another 'abroad experience'-


August 31 - Just got transferred with work from Leeds UK to our new home
in Barnsalee, Western Australia . Now this is a town that knows how to
live! Beautiful, sunny days and warm, balmy evenings. I watched the sunset
from a deckchair by the pool yesterday. It was beautiful. I've finally
found my new home. I love it here.

September 13 - Really heating up now. It got to 31 today. No problem
though. Living in air-conditioned home, driving air-conditioned car. What
a pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I'm turning into a

September 30th - Had the back yard landscaped with tropical plants today.
Lots of palms and rocks. No more mowing lawns for me. Another scorcher
today, but I love it here.

October 10th - The temperature hasn't been below 35 all week. How do
people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it's windy though.
Keeps the flies off a bit. Acclimatizing is taking longer than I expected.

October 15th - Fell asleep by the pool yesterday. Got third degree burns
over 60% of my body Missed three days of work. What a dumb thing to do!
Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

October 20th - Didn't notice Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car before
I left for work this morning. By the time I got back to the car after
work, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and
stuck to the upholstery. The car now smells like Whiskettes and cat ****.
I've earned my lesson though: no more pets in this heat.

October 25 - This wind is a *******. It feels like a giant f**kn' blow
dryer. And it's hot as hell! The home air conditioner is on the blink and
the repair man charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needs to
order parts from f**kn' Perth ....

October 30th - The temperature's up around 40 and the parts still haven't
arrived for the f**kn' aircon. Been sleeping outside by the pool for three
nights now. Bloody $600,000 house and we can't even go inside. Why the
hell did I ever come here?

November 4 - Finally got the ol' aircon fixed. It cost $1,500 and gets the
temperature down to around 25 degrees, but the humidity makes it feel
about 30. Stupid repairman.

November 8 - If one more smart arse says 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm
going to f**kn' throttle him. F**kn' heat! By the time I get to work, the
car's radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking f**kn' wet and I
smell like baked cat!

November 9 Tried to run some errands after work, wore shorts, and sat on
the black leather upholstery in the ol' car. I thought my f**kn' arse was
on fire. I lost two layers of flesh, all the hair on the backs of my legs
and my f**kn' arse. Now the car smells like burnt hair, fried arse and
baked cat!

November 10 - Weather report! It might as well be a f**kn' recording. Hot
and sunny. Hot and sunny, Hot and f**kn' sunny! It's been too hot to do
anything for two f**kn' months and the weatherman says it might really
warm up next week.

November 15 - Doesn't it ever rain in this damn f**kn' place? Water
restrictions will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms might just dry up
and blow into the f**kn' pool. The only things that thrive in this
hell-hole are the f**kn' flies You don't dare open your mouth for fear of
swallowing half a dozen of the f**kers!

November 20th - Welcome to HELL! It got to 45 f**kin' degrees today. Now
the air conditioner's gone in my car. The repair man came to fix it and
said, 'Hot enough for you today?' I had to spend the $2,500 mortgage
payment to bail me out of jail for assaulting the stupid f**ker F**kin'
Barnsalee! What kind of sick, demented f**kin' idiot would want to live

December 1 -


The first day of Summer!!!!

You've got to be f**kin' kidding!

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