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Writer’s Note – I’ve been on an extended hiatus for well over nine months. So, I first want to say “Thank You” to all of you who continue to stop by and check out my blog. This blog and several to follow have been accumulating in my head for quite a while.
Summer 2015 – It’s hot, once again. I mean really hot. And humid…it’s always humid in Memphis in the summer. This summer it has also been wet, very, very wet. It seems like it rained just about every day. I don’t mind the rain – it makes everything green (see photo below) and helps keep the plants alive. But it was relentless…at least for most of June and early July.
|Green, green, green…
Why do I care about the rain? Or the heat and humidity? It has more to do with the side effects of my medicine (Gleevec) and the necessity to stay out of the heat – and the sun! – as much as possible. Since I love being outside – even in the heat of summer – that becomes a huge challenge. In addition, my current job requires me to venture out into the plant, which gets extremely hot during a typical Memphis summer. Some of the production rooms can get to 110 degrees by mid-day! I feel for the folks who work in those conditions and thank my lucky stars that I don’t have to be in the plant all day long.
I’m not even sure if I can describe how tired and rundown I get after a day of dealing with the heat. Just think of being so tired that you fall asleep by 7 or 7:30 at night – every night of the workweek. By the time Friday rolls around, I’m plain old worn out! It’s made me start to wonder if I should begin to “take it easy” and not work as much, if at all.
Oh well, I should be grateful that I have lived another summer to sweat and swear in this heat (and rain!).
Thanks for listening…..