much needed update!
Saturday, July 07, 2012
The weather is insane here, as it is across the rest of the country. We might actually hit 105 degrees today! I will be inside...that is too much for me. Between the poor air quality, temp and humidity, I just can't breathe outside.
Anyway...most of the people finally have their power back after a week! We had a severe storm called a derecho a week ago Friday night. We were very fortunate; only lost power for a few hours. Our phone, cable and internet were restored by the next evening. Others were not as lucky. Over a million were without power after the storm, and most in my area, didn't get their power back until Tuesday. My son had a few friends over for several days so they could escape the heat from their homes. PEPCO, our energy company, has to be one of the most hated companies in the country.
It's been a good summer so far. My brother and his girlfriend came to visit from Cali. This is the first time that we met her (they've been dating for 2 years). She is a vast improvement over my former sister-in-law who was an extremely difficult person. We also went to FL to visit my grandmother who is 99! It was very nice to see her and my aunt and uncle. Daughter is enjoying working at an art camp, and son is doing some freelance programming. We are looking forward to going to Quebec City next week with my mom. This is our third attempt to vacation in Canada...hopefully the third time is the charm! (one business/vacation trip was cancelled at the last moment and my MIL fell just before the other attempted trip).
Started exercising again this week after taking off for 3 1/2 weeks. I was sick with a virus that left me with a stubborn cough that wouldn't go away. Made it back up to 2 miles yesterday :)
Stay cool and hydrated :)