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Mist in the morning.....shepherd
s warning!

Friday, December 14, 2012

I was up bright and early at 6am to take my son to the airport.
D-day had arrived and he was due back on the oil rig.
We sat outside under the trees, listening to the morning birds and shared a cup of coffee together before he went indoors to pack his clothes. Not that there was much packing to do. He only needs to take 2 sets of clothes with him and the one he travels in. They do laundry every single day, so there is no need for more. He is a shorts and teeshirt kind of guy, but he may only travel on the helicopter in long pants, which he hates, but rules are rules.
As we left town, we realized how misty everything was around us.

The reason this is important, is that if it is extremely misty or windy the helicopter doesn't take off and all the team get an extra day off - paid - since it isn't their fault, they don't control the weather. The more we drove the heavier the mist got.

Every 5 minutes the mist got even worse, or as my kids used to say when they were little - worserer and worserer. emoticon
We were heading to the airport which at this stage still could not be seen because of the mist. On a clear day you can see the airport from a distance, today we could barely see the cars on the road coming toward us.

We got right to the airport bend and still could see nothing. This is the airport entrance.
There is actually a giant welcome hanging across the entrance for all to see.

Now, we are facing the helipad. Behind that bank of mist is a giant helicopter. You'll take my word for it. emoticon All we could see was the black shape in the back ground.

While the team were chatting excitedly about not flying, they announced that they would in fact fly, just with a 2-3 hr delay. The airport tower had informed them that they were expecting the mist to lift. And my word did it only lift.
By 10.30 the mist was gone and temperature had soared into the mid 30'sC with terrible humidity which is WAAAAAY too hot for me. I simply cannot function in the heat. It's awful you perspire just thinking about doing stuff.
That sadly meant that other than good old housework, I have had no exercise for the day.
I sat waiting, hopefully for dh to come home with the car so I could go to the beach for a walk, but its already going on for 7pm and he's still working.
So that will be it for today. Maybe better luck tomorrow.

At least I ate healthily and stayed in calorie range.
I'm happy with that for today.
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    I find it humorous too when I hear ones complain of the heat when we have such cold, dampness and other nastiness to content with for many more months! In the past years there has been a trend to somewhat milder winters. It's simply a shame that doesn't also bring more sunshine. emoticon I miss the sun most of all.
    1920 days ago
    Wow, lots of fog. We've had that here too.
    1921 days ago
    We had lots and lots of rain yesterday with more on the way tonight and into tomorrow.
    Right now, we are sunny and cool (46 degrees)

    When I was little I use to say, "frog" for fog and "tomato" for tornado.

    Thanks for sharing. Sorry you didn't get that extra day.

    1922 days ago
    awesome photos...makes me feel like I'm there with you
    1922 days ago
    Sorry you didn't get to enjoy your son for another day! It is odd to me to have friends 'down under' in Australia and So America and So. Africa who are roasting with heat as I sit here chilled and thinking about hot soup for lunch!!Sun is out here at the moment, so I have worked on windows and hanging out laundry..for rain is coming. House work is still good exercise, Celeste'! Not as much fun as hking on the beach but it does get you bending and stretching and moving. emoticon
    1922 days ago
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