Long hot dry summer of 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
This summer has just been a trial. The drought that they now admit is happening has put Indiana on water restrictions-no watering grass, washing cars, ect. Today was 89-the first time in something like 17 days the high temp has been below 90. We had a streak of 5 or 6 days above 100. I haven't had more than a few drops of rain at my house since mid-May.
The weather has apparently caused me to swell and the swelling is causing my BP to go up. My annual physical was this week, so we are changing the BP meds to see if that helps any. I keep trying to add steps to my walking, but it depends on how bad I feel. Allergies are still pretty bad since we haven't had any rain to cut the dust. I have been staying inside with my feet up as much as possible-and that does help.
A couple of weeks ago on a Friday afternoon at rush hour-we had a wind storm that knocekd out power-especially to the stoplights on the main road. During the ride home, I managed to hit the trailer hitch of the guy in front of me going 5 miles per hour. Bent up my whole front of my CRV (DIdn't hurt his pickup). Took it in for an estimate-hoping it would be below the deductible. They think it will be 1500-3000 dollars. There goes the insurance rates! So now I have to call them on Monday.
This week is a short week-I took Friday off for a genealogy conference here in town. Should be fun to see some old freinds. Also have a bridal shower on Saturday, but I think I will stick with the conference.
Take care and keep cool! Diana