Oct 012012

f/5.6, 1/800 sec, at 400mm, 100 ISO, on a NIKON D80 Sunset So, it is October 1st and the weather folks are telling us that it will bit over 100 today. Some heat records were broken around Calif and hopefully we will go back to the mid to upper 80′s by the end of the week. Last time we had these higher temps in Sept. was in 1973.

Yesterday we had temps around 99 – 100 depending on what monitoring station readings you read.  Seriously, I am really, really tired of the heat.  Usually by this time of the year I expect a few cooler days to get out and about . … the cranes have arrived and it is still way to hot to go take a look at them.  I still turn off the computer up here because the room temps hit over 85 and well that is just to hot really to take the chance of an electronic meltdown.

I have been dealing with a stupid ear infection for a month now. I unfortunately was seen by a ENT that was one of those docs that do not listen. Thank goodness when KRP called back the other morning to get yet another appointment and request a new doc (not always easy when they are a specialist) we found out that the doc is no longer there – can you say YIPPEE!!! The new doc was very nice and he listened and explained in terms even I could comprehend LOL. Another round of antibiotics – bleh. I have to time this set out. I take thyroid meds that you have to not eat so many hours before and after and this new  med is to be taken four times a day with food. I have so many reminders and alarms (hard to hear) to remind me to take the new  additional pill. Ummm.

I am going to adaptive PE three times a week and taking part in a Mock PT clinic on Thursdays at the state university. The PT students get practical on hands experience and we MS peeps get free PT – works for me. My friend Toni picks me up and we go together. At least there are two of us in the car as we circle and circle the parking area near where we all meet.  We lucked out last time and found a space right out in front of the hall. the time before we ended up in no mans land. Now if we end up way out there one of the students will park and retrieve her car – nice.

I am noticing that many of same group people show up to the adaptive PE classes at the community college and programs like the one at the university.  I am not sure if it is because they are aware of the programs via word of mouth or if we are a group that is determined to do all that we can do to help ourselves?

Oh yeah, I was kinda bummed about the death of Andy Williams but he sure had one heck of a ride on this earth.  Here is a past post about  our trip to Branson.

That is all I have for now.


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Comments (12)
  1. I like Andy Williams music. He had so much talent!

    I hate the hot temps as well. We haven’t cooled off too much… of course I live on the equator so I don’t expect we’ll have much winter around these parts. LOL

    I hope the new doc will be able to help get your ear healthy again.

    And here’s to finding good parking – and to people who will do valet service for you when needed! That rocks!

    • yeah the hot is getting old here – but at least it will cool off more than those of you on the equator :)

      It would be nice to hear out of both ears soon that is for sure!

      These kids are awesome and the one I have talked to are intelligent, motivated, and nice.

  2. Oh, I really dislike hot weather! Luckily we are moving along into autumn. Temps in the high 60′s this week! Hope you recover quickly from your ear infection.

    • 60′s during the days – yeah I look forward to them. I do not do sick or ear infections well – not the most pleasant company when I feel like doo doo.

  3. Oh, yuck — hot weather this late? That PT group sounds great! We have a lot of teaching hospitals around here, so I’m wondering if they have such sessions — have to check it out. (Actually, I think I may be beyond PT at this point, but it’s worth a little research.)
    Well, you hit on one of my favorites — Andy Williams. Loved him. When I was in high school, a lot of we ‘rebels’ started listening to our parents music, and I developed a real liking for it! Your old YouTube expired, but I loved Happy Heart. El Condor Pasa I liked better by Simon and Garfunkel.

    • The set up the program the school has is awesome. Maybe they do have one in your area.
      No such thing as beyond PT it is not a miracle maker but the ideas and exercises they can suggest are usually good and hey it is free! Here is the link to some of what they do here

    • O yeah I forgot – thanks for the info that the link was no good I went and found another and fixed it.

  4. Sorry about your persistent ear infection. I hope the new antibiotic regimen works. It sounds like a PITA, but we gotta do what we gotta do. I was going to sign up for the Fall semester of PT at the UPS school. It is one of the better programs in the country I hear. But my car is being annoyingly unreliable. Last month we changed the TPS, then it wouldn’t start again. So we changed the fuel filter and spark plug wires. Seemed to do the trick, until tonight when it wouldn’t start again. Don’t have any idea what’s wrong, and don’t have much money to throw at it to find out. Argh!!
    I have two appointments next week. We better have it fixed before then. We’re out of both cat and dog food … and I am sick of powdered milk in my coffee. Cats and dog got a homemade concoction tonight, and at least seem full. As for the weather, we’re in for a week in the low 60′s. Better than high 90′s, so I won’t complain. Also, we’ve not had much rain to speak of since June. Though there was a little drizzle out there this evening – cats came in a little damp.

    • Oh yeah. I watched Andy Williams show when I was young. My parents liked him. I thought he was okay. Like Muff, I like the S & G version better. When I think of Andy Williams, it’s Moon River that comes to mind.

    • Out little dodge ram drove us nuts not starting intermittently it turned out to be some deal in the computer that told the truck to shut off if it was rear ended. It was suppose to get a message from the sensor and kill the full pump so it would stop pumping gas. That part of the circuit in the computer was toast. A little wagon I had used to shut off whenever it wanted and would not restart for at least three mins turned out to be some silly resistor attached to the side of the coil had a small hole in its protective coating letting moisture in. Crazy cars I wish you luck without one of those fancy car test computers garages have it can be crazy to find what is wrong.

      Yeah I like simon and G version better also but everyone was using moon river. We hit 100 again yesterday and they are saying the same again today umm where oh where is fall!
      Then again our levee system is in such a sad state I might wish for the hot summer this winter LOL

  5. Never heard of this before – I think it sounds fun for some reason! =)

    I believe in Nov. a PT will be visiting me at home. Hope my dog likes him or her…

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