I have been doing everything in tiny increments. Open door, walk outside, water one plant, go back inside. The chickens have been on strike - it's much cooler, fluffed out in the shade under the bushes than in that chicken coop. Sheep are unnaturally quiet, which is a small blessing. If I could stand to walk out and stand on my back deck for more than two minutes, I would be enjoying the silence. They are tucked under the shady trees, quietly chewing their cud. Even Sage isn't doing her "screaming baby" routine. The only way you survive in this heat/humidty combination is to lay low and keep quiet.
I have succumbed to my poor, panting dogs and keep the portable a/c unit in the living room on low or just on dehumidfy during the day. All the windows are open during the night, not that last night let much cool air in. I doubt if it dropped below 70 degrees. When I finally gave up trying to sleep and got up at 3:30, it was already 75.
When it's really hot, I give each dog a marrow bone section that I keep in the freezer. They are so happy and it keeps them quiet and focused for ages. The cats look like little black rugs. This would be the perfect time for a solar oven - but I've only managed to find one box and need a slightly larger one before I can make my homemade version. Maybe I'll root around the office.
I hope you are all keeping cool and not overdoing it. According to the weather service, we have two days to go before relief, counting today. I cannot wait.