When this blog was started, both of us (husband and wife) were diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. On May 2, 2013 wife's diagnosis was changed to Essential Tremors without Parkinson's, and husband's diagnosis remains Parkinson's Disease It has been a long journey to date!
As is the case with most of the US, we are baking here today. The current temp is 93 with a Dew Point of 73. The a/c is running full force and I don't even care how much it costs this month to keep us cool. I'm just so thankful to have it. Our state doesn't experience temperatures like this every year - it might be every 3-5 years. We are fortunate so far this year that this is the first time we've hit 90. It is supposed to cool off tonight with a high tomorrow of 71. I can't wait.
I went to the mailbox (at the end of our driveway) a few minutes ago and got light headed just from being out there for all of 2-3 minutes. That's when I decided to post a picture of a glacier in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Just looking at it makes me feel a tad cooler (ha ha - because I'm back inside where the a/c is cranked up).
Did you ever wonder how the pioneers ever survived those early days without a/c? They had to do hard, physical work too. I suppose it helps some when you finally get used to it and don't know any other way of living. Makes me happy I am living in this century!
I have some errands that need to be run, but that will have to wait until it cools down some. We're supposed to get severe storms tonight and maybe that will help bring the cold front down. A very good Blogging friend (Beth) is going through another horrible health scare again after thinking she was in remission. Please add her to your prayers. Such a lovely person.
P.S. It seems like I just got thru complaining about our bitterly cold winter - now I'm complaining because we have heat. Guess I'm never happy with the weather, and it's something we can't even control.
Hi Everyone, Sorry I've been missing so long. We've been fine - just busier than what I am able to handle. I swear people retire just to have more time to go to doctor appointments, dentists, and any other appointment you can think of. We've had plenty of them lately - yes, all is well. My doctor said I have the blood of a 20-year-old. Hmmm, why does my body feel like 120! Why can I barely walk because of back problems. But, I have the blood work of a 20-year-old! ha ha But, we're back now and I hope to get around to visit again. I've missed all of you. As all of you know, I love animals. My mother said I was always in the barn with the cows when I was young. A couple of weeks ago, D and I were looking outside in the backyard on one of those miserably HOT days where the Dew Point was 70 and the temperature 80! There were two squirrels out there laying FLAT on the grass - just as flat as they could get, trying to stay cool.
I apologize that the photo is rather blurry, but D was shaky and he wanted to take the pictures. We tried to get the two squirrels in the same shot, but they wouldn't cooperate. The grass was getting long too as our wonderful friend who mows for us was camping that weekend.. Just the right length for the squirrels to think they were hiding.
Squirrels sure do have the right idea on how to stay cool. Just lay in the tall grass or cool concrete and relax. I think I prefer a lawn chair however! LOL. Hope you are all well. Until next time, Mary