Here's an idea, get a foam cooler and put a small piece of dry ice in it. Put letter to your mailman on the door "please put my mail in here, my letters and packages are complaining about the heat."
This is why I've been having mail order records shipped to my dad's office. The Texas sun is brutal. Maybe get a box at your local post office during the summer? Realistically speaking, where you ship it to is only going to keep it out of direct sun. The trailers they put the mail in are not temperature controlled and if the driver likes to sleep in the day, it will get to well over 130 in there. (I hate pulling the mail, it makes the term "going postal" make perfect sense)
That may not sound as ridiculous as you may think. I wonder if an Igloo ice chest with NO ice in it would keep cool air from the AC in the house until the next day when I get home. I could ask the mailman to put any records that are "media mail" in it for me. The front hallway is separate from the AC cooled house so THAT door is always unlocked.
Interesting ... thanks for the silly suggestion, it may just be crazy enough to work. If it keeps the air even at 80 degrees instead of the 110+ it gets in there it may be enough.
I will try it out tonight with nothing in it just to see how much heat does get in there.
I have a cold front going through later this week so I need this for the next 3 days at least as records are coming this week. I got one today but was here and caught the mailman as he delivered it.
danieldust wrote:Can you have records shipped to your work address?
I wish but no, I don't want anything "personal" done there for reasons I won't go into here. But good suggestion for sure.