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Friday, December 08, 2017


Not So Hot Anymore

To be clear-while I'm not overjoyed about July/August days of 120 degrees, I prefer them over what we have now.

Most of you have no sympathy for me because you have snow on the ground and freezing temperatures, but I do not like the cold.  I really hate the wind.  I've learned that not only does it affect my joints and bones, my impaired lungs really hate the gales that have hit our area.

This morning the dogs, even with their coats on, didn't want to potty in the 30 MPH winds with the temps in the mid-40's.  Tuesday, my friend, her dogs and me with the girls didn't go out for our walk until 1:15 and were still wondering why?  I had to put a Thunder jacket on Sunshine because the thought of going out in that gust is overwhelming to her.

The sun felt wonderful-until that cold wind joined in!  I was going to go yesterday morning before I went to an appointment but bailed when I heard the howling and saw a branch blow by.

Right now the sun is at a beautiful 63, but the wind is calm.  We're going to try a walk in a while.  The dogs may not like bundling up anymore than we do, but at least they get out and tired.

The worst was yesterday!  I had to drive to the airport to pick Steve up and every single "billboard" was warning drivers to "drive with care:  High wind and high fire".   I hate driving, I hate driving on the freeway and I really hate doing both in traffic with questionable weather.

By the time I found Steve, my back hurt, my cheeks were sucked in and my teeth were almost ground down to nothing.  I practically jumped out of the seat and let him take over the driving chore to get home.  Which, by the way, took us about 2 hours because now there was the end of the day parking lot to contend with-yuck.

So glad I only have to go there once a year.  So glad our "winter" only lasts 6-8 weeks.

It always seems longer though.

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