Joe Weston, owner of JW Construction out of Lake Geneva, WI, cools off with cold water from the hose during an installation of a pergola in a Carpentersville backyard on Thursday, July 5. Weston likes to start early in order end early on hot days like this. He finds the extreme heat easier to deal with than extreme cold. "The heat's easier to deal with. [You] can take a lot of breaks." He manages the heat and can continue working in it by taking several water breaks in the shade.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
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