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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Had to have DD pick me up from work after only two hours: I know now it was heat stroke. I was barfing, nauseated, sweating copiously and THIS close to fainting. I could barely stand up alone.. tried to fall on my bed and just cool down and let my stomach settle, but that made me feel worse,, got up, took some pepto tabs and sat in chair ,, That made my stomach feel better, but my whole body feels like a wrung out dishcloth.. I feel weak and totally exhausted.

This 100% humidity and high 90's temps is nothing to take lightly. Made some more green tea and sipping that for more hydration...

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GABY1948 7/18/2013 9:30AM

    Scary weather for sure...I have had to be VERY careful too!

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PATRICIAAK 7/17/2013 11:42PM

    are you replacing the salt lost from sweating?

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/17/2013 5:35PM

    Ugh. Sounds pretty rough. There's got to be some good way to keep cooler. I like that Chilly pad idea.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/17/2013 5:30PM

    I hope you feel better soon.

Have you ever bought a Chilly pad? it's a cool towel that you keep on your neck it stays ice cold after you wet it. It was a life saver when i was paddling on the boats.Walmart and drg stores sell them.

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GAYLLYNNE 7/17/2013 4:18PM

    I hope you feel better!! Keep hydrated every day!!

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POUTINGPEGGY 7/17/2013 3:06PM

    Hope you feel better tomorrow. My grandchildren and daughter have both been ill because of the heat. All I do is moan all day. I am retired but it must be awful when you have to go to work. I am sure you don't need any advice from me- but keep drinking the water.

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4 NO's day off

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rise and shine to water the berries before dawn and get to Walgreens and bank when they open at 8.
I was upset when I got an extra day off , but now that there is a heat index danger out, I am glad I can get things done outdoors early and soak up some cool air indoors, keeping busy doing things there. REALLY missing our pool this summer.. last year was not this hot and humid.

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NEWRUNNER2 7/17/2013 10:58AM

    We got out early today, too, since it's supposed to be more of the same heat.

Thanks also for your comment on my blog the other day. You had really great ideas about squeezing in exercise and balancing it with work and the kids. Thanks for taking the time to share these awesome ideas!


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PATRICIAAK 7/16/2013 8:46PM

    Get indoors to some AC

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FITFRIT 7/16/2013 1:09PM

    I took my kids to the lake across the street last night and it was so warm it was like bath water!

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/16/2013 9:48AM

    Feels like a day for iced tea and lying in the brook.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/16/2013 9:30AM

    & it's almost time for your vacation. Can't wait to hear how that goes.

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GABY1948 7/16/2013 8:09AM

    emoticon emoticon I'm with you...it's HOT

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DMEYER4 7/16/2013 6:53AM

  Have a great day off.

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4 NO's and a scorcher!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

They predict 90's and creeping towards 100 degrees today.. and tomorrow, ,,

DD did not vac the carpets for me yesterday, did today while I was at work, so I will steam clean them at daybreak tomorrow, then ff to the drugstore and water my plants.
Also want to try out one of my two new sprayers: I bout two one-gallon hand sprayers so I can have one for plants and one for waterproofing my deck. I had to deep six the bigger one this year after doing the deck,,it gummed up and would not spray...
I got a recipe from AARP on cheap natural weed killer: 1 gallon distilled white vinegar and two T dish soap. I know that won't clog anything!!

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PATRICIAAK 7/15/2013 7:43PM

    Hear you. See my blog.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/15/2013 4:35PM

    That vinegar week killer recipe has been going around for quite some time. I trashed anything to do with AARP. OMG they gave my phone number, address and email address out to almost every company in USA. this is why i stopped Comcast phone service and Got OOma for jsut $3.00 or $4.00 per month. I can control who calls me and block. Comcast didn't allow it.

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GABY1948 7/15/2013 3:44PM

    Stay cool...dh went to the PO today and she said one of our postal deliverers DIED from the heat...not sure how...most of ours are out in the country...so maybe he didn't have a/c emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 7/15/2013 1:05PM

    Stay as cool as you can.

Good luck with the carpets and weed killer.

Thanks for your support.

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4 NO's Sunday

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I stated a few days ago that we were not going to see the tall ships.. I am not interested in them since childhood..
they are still here today, the temps are in the 90's with 90% humidity. For asthmatics, it is a guaranteed trip to E.R. just to go outdoors.
There is not a puff of air moving outdoors either..

I have some extra time off this week and will try to get some time in hiking at the beach/marsh again.
Doing great on my 4 no's..

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PATRICIAAK 7/14/2013 7:53PM

    Be careful if the weather remains the way it is!

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GABY1948 7/14/2013 4:36PM

    Glad you are doing great and I agree stay indoors...I don't have asthma but I still hate the humidity!

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/14/2013 4:23PM

    Whew, sounds muggy. Take good care of you.

That weather's starting to move in here, too. Hope it's better when you go hiking.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/14/2013 3:17PM

    That's wonderful. Keep up the good work.

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CAROLIAN 7/14/2013 1:10PM

    Same here in lakes uk though only 40' which is hot for me even the trees are drooping needing water too hot to go out so I'm having to exercise indoors till the sun goes down even the river where I swim isn't deep enough to float a duck

Well done with your 4 no's Have a good week emoticon

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4No's Saturday.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A very lazy day today. i took a whole pain pill last night and slept nine hours, then awoke, putzed around, fell asleep in the chair.. had grand plans to steam clean the carpeting before our 90+ degree temps tomorrow, but too late now.. DD will vac today and I will start the carpets tomorrow morning.

Our Spark meet-up in Frankenmuth was nice. I left the 200,00 extra people for the tall ships at home to go here and they were less crowded. We usually end up eating something somewhere when we go here, but we did not last night. We walked around before we met with the Sparker.
W e visited with Steve from our Saginaw,MI team for a few hours. enjoyed our time with him,, had a nice ride home and look forward to another meeting before winter weather comes again.

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PATRICIAAK 7/14/2013 9:45PM

    I enjoy meeting Spark friends also.

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TRENTDREAMER 7/14/2013 8:51AM

    sounds like a good day.

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GABY1948 7/14/2013 7:36AM

    Glad you had a great day!

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POUTINGPEGGY 7/14/2013 5:14AM

    Sounds like you had a great day. Tall ships are beautiful.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 7/13/2013 11:33PM

    And still no Pictures?

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/13/2013 9:45PM

    I'm glad you got in some good quality rest time.

The meet-up with your friends sounds wonderful.

Hope you have a great weekend.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/13/2013 9:21PM

    One of my Michigan friends posted a picture she took of the tall ships and I loved it! (In Bay City she said)

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