I am making an effort to get on with doing stuff I have put off for too long.
Like cleaning the bathroom super good. The tile around the tub/shower now is as close to sparkle as it can be. Over time, the tile became water spotted. whatever you call it the usual wipe down was not getting it. We purchased some super duper cleaner that had me wishing I had put on a gas mask. UGH. A job that is much tougher to complete than it was a few years ago. It was a hold your breath, spray on, get out of the room, and breath affair. Rinse and repeat because I missed some sections while holding my breath LOL.
I purchased a new battery backup. I took the old one (ten years old) into the bedroom where I have my game consoles and hooked them up so the next power outage hopefully will not cause me to loose my save games. Last outage I lost my Assassins Creed Black flag saves. With over 65% completion of the game done, I was so not the happy camper. Now I have to start all over again.
The truth is I did not go out a purchase the backup because the old one was insufficient for the main computer and was so dang old that it did not work with my windows 7 or that it lacked features that I really needed. Nope – I bought it so I could use the old one for the game consoles. The surge protection stuff still works just not the auto shut down the computer features and it had no protection for the cable lines. So now, I can leave Darwin (main computer) on even when no one is home. Cool!
The Adaptive PE class I take started Monday. Our teacher is out again 🙁 so we have our teacher’s assistant and a woman that just graduated from college with a degree in physical education and adaptive PE. The dang classroom was to dang hot for me this week. We have been doing the basic testing we always do. Body measurements and how far, fast, or the number you can do something. Then those of us who have taken the class before and completed the day’s tests went off to exercise. The classroom was too hot.
A few of MS peeps were not doing so well with it so warm. I mentioned it to the teacher’s aide and he called the college maintenance department to see if anything could be done. Right before the end of class a person showed up and used one of those temperature gauge things. He set temperature as low as it is allowed to be set. Apparently, each room can only change the temperature by three degrees. Whoopee. After he set it as low as he could his gauge said 79. Ok 79 is pushing it for me without exercising.
I am very heat intolerant. I came home rather bummed out. The PE class forces me to get up and get going each day and I get the exercise I need. Exercise is good. Getting to hot is bad. Knowing the classroom will be 79 on warmer days not so great.
Those of us with Multiple sclerosis joked that we were melting but seriously, I cannot do it. I have to go out, crank the a/c up in the truck, and wait until I cool off and my vision returns. When exercising I want to crawl into a walk in freezer. However, my legs probably would not work well enough to get into one. Therefore, if they are only going to cool to 79 degrees unless I figure something out I am going to have to either suffer or drop out.
How silly is it really to keep an adaptive physical education classroom this warm? The teachers assist gets it but I do not think the new teacher really understands. I asked her if the classroom would be this hot all the time and she just said yes. I told her I could not exercise in that warm of a temperature because of my MS and would probably have to drop. Oh, she says and walks off.
I have researched cooling vests before and have never found one that looked like it would work for me. All the ones I have borrowed were too bulky, made me feel like a clown when wearing them, or did not cool for long. Neck type coolers only work so so. I put the look for cooling options off. I did not want to be stuck in a bulky piece of gear that screamed Hey look at me the older woman stumbling around in the dumb vest. I can do canes, hiking poles, my scooter, but I have not found a vest that I could use without getting that feeling I get when stuck in a in an elevator.
I took the plunge this evening and ordered a vest.
It should be delivered tomorrow.
If it works out, I will have a topic for my next post.