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4 NO's Saturday

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dd and I were on the road for six hours today, to parents house to check mail, tehn walgreens, then Beauty Academy for haircuts, then lunch, then Big Lots for gatorade powder for her, then Krogers. Back home, so happy that the temps dropped to the high 80's.. Yesterday we had a very severe thunderstorm(we all think a tornado touched down near here) with trees on houses, cars, in the streets, power is still out to over 5,500 homes in just our county(400 square miles).
We lost power for a nanosecond, just long enough to have to reset a couple clocks. We were blessed to have no damages or have hail hit here.. it was quarter sized,, neighbors huge canopy was uprooted and flew over their 20X40 pool, eight foot fence, DD car and landed five feet from our porch. Visibility was three feet in the rain. I thought I heard the train coming down the tracks, it was not a train...

26 days until vacation!! I hope I float across Lake Superior into Canada on my pool floatie thingie. I will take a picture o fit,, nobody else has seen ones like ours..!! I am too lazy and cheap to get a passport to visit Hadydabur in Goderich,Ontario, fellow Sparker,, so I will try to paddle my way across the pond..

  
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PATRICIAAK 7/21/2013 4:11AM

    Errand day is always a relief when it is done!

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/20/2013 11:01PM

    Glad the storm jumped over your place. Someone must have been holding a big, strong umbrella over you.

The vacation plans sound just right. You deserve it after all the work you do helping so many others.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/20/2013 2:43PM

    That's a lotta driving around you did this morning.

84 expected for today. But it is cloudy and cool right now in the 60's

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4 NO's..

Friday, July 19, 2013

I guess I actually had slight heat stroke Wednesday,, high temp too with the other symptoms..
I informed boss today when I arrived at work, that I would be getting drinks every half hour or more,, no argument..
Turns out, we had lots of people in there today, so I finished work and came home.. they wanted me to stay another 3 1/2 hours, but another 95 degree day today. I drove home and actually had the A/C on, came into the A/C house and DD made a flax/ice/banana/strawberry/pomegranate smoothie ready for me.

I hope others are staying hydrated and not working so hard until it is too late..
lesson learned..

  
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GABY1948 7/20/2013 6:53AM

    It is so easy to do in this heat...I have had to MAKE myself come in some days out of the heat...I understand it can come on quickly.

Have a great weekend!

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/20/2013 3:18AM

    Glad you're taking good care of yourself. It sounds almost as if there's no A/C where you work. If not, that's gotta be tough in this hot spell.

Looks like it'll be cooling off soon. Have a great weekend.

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PATRICIAAK 7/20/2013 12:16AM

    When people tell me 'stay cool', I respond, 'I can't do the impossible but I will stay hydrated'.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/19/2013 7:20PM

    It's nice here about 80 degrees. Please stay cool and hydrated.

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4 NO's ongoing..

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I am feeling better today.. made sure I had some sodium included with all of the green iced tea and juice I drank yesterday. the disorientation, faintness and nausea/vomiting abated later in the afternoon. DD watered the berries, I was not going to go out again except when we drove to my workplace to get my car home.

This morning I was up early, wrote out checks for more bills, go them in the mailbox, picked some raspberries, watered again, pulled a huge pile of weeds and hauled them to the fence, filled the birdbath. This was at 7 am.. I was covered in sweat, came indoors to cool down and put the berries in the freezer.
I also just put a whole chicken in the large crockpot on the deck. Dinner for later with some steamed rice and salad.
I cannot do any more outdoors work today. Forecast is 91 degrees. Yesterday was forecast 92, it hit 95. Humidity is 100% and holding there 24 hours. low of 82 at night..

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 7/18/2013 9:39PM

    Umph. Good plan. No more heat exhaustion. I think we get more susceptible as we get older. Anyway, I know that ooollldd riding mower I was using today overheated 3x! :)

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PATRICIAAK 7/18/2013 8:48PM

    Hot here too!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/18/2013 3:57PM

    Stay cool, hydrated and wet. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Our temps are getting up there near yours. 88 today

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GABY1948 7/18/2013 9:32AM

    It was 97.9 here yesterday and was 72 when I got up. I could take that but not the humidity emoticon emoticon

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4 NO's

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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GLUECIPHER 7/16/2013 6:52AM

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