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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Heaven on Earth

We have had three days of overcast weather and it has been Heaven on Earth.  The skies are light gray but still bright and the breeze is blowing enough to cool you off as you walk. I was beginning to believe there was something wrong with me for getting so worn out after a Buddy walk but now I've reaffirmed it has nothing to do with the diabetes or other aging symptoms, just good old hot weather from Deep in the Heart of Texas. 

A new neighbor moved into the apartment below me yesterday.  I can never tell peoples ages anymore and since this is a 55+ when I saw a woman and her college-age kids moving boxes in I thought it might be my new neighbor.  She said her mother was moving in but she would not be here until today.  I thought it was so nice of the woman and her three grownish helpers to be moving and unpacking the mother but honestly, I felt so sorry for them.  While it was nice weather to be walking, it was a little different if you were doing hard labor.  I laughed at the number of boxes.  The new neighbor has about as many boxes as I had moving in but I had paid movers doing the lifting, not sweet family members. 

I've been out twice today, but haven't seen anyone coming or going yet, although I'm pretty sure the truck out front is one they used yesterday.  I remember how I ached from packing and unpacking and I took an extra-long, extra-hot shower last night in their honor. 

As for my eyes, I continue to be assaulted by small print everywhere I look.  Aargh.  How can people live like this  I could not read the expiration dates or carb counts on any of the items at the grocery today.  I can see that after the next appointment it will be back to full-time glasses so I can read again.  Hahaha.  Complaint.  Complaint.  Complaint. 

I was watching some British police show and they kept threatening and/or arresting various knowledgeable individuals with "perverting the cause of justice."  Which meant, if they knew something that could help the police and didn't tell the police they could be arrested for 2-3 years.  Why don't we have something like that here?  And another thing is that their police go door to door and the biggest weapon is this baton that flicks out.  Can you see our police trying to arrest somebody with a baton?  It is like the old saying about taking a knife to a gunfight.  And where do they get all those extra officers by the zillions that go door to door to ask for information? 

I've never been involved with a real police incident so our police may have techniques that I don't know about.  It just struck me as odd that they can throw people in jail for not telling.  I'm thinking we might need something like that but then, I've never had to inform on someone I love or care about. 

Oh, well.  Just keeping the rocks in my head circulating with a little "what if."

More later.  

11 comments:

  1. Barbara I don’t envy the heat you’ve been having. Hope you can stay cool.

    My MIL had movers but my husband and I packed up the house. I’ll never forget on my hands and knees in the attic in July at 100+ degrees, packing boxes. My lower extremities haven’t been the same since.

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    1. Every time I have moved I swear if I ever move again it will be the old college trick. Whatever fits in my car is all that is going. Yeah, right. Haven't come close to that since college.

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  2. My understanding about the lenses for cataracts correct distance or close vision, but not both unless you pay considerable extra not covered by insurance. I also have the impression that distance vision is the default. I am thinking I would rather have the near vision corrected and not have to wear reading glasses since I would have to hunt for them every time I wanted to read, sew, paint, etc. I could keep glasses for driving in my purse. I'm planning ahead here.
    Glad you got some heat relief for both you and Buddy.

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    1. I think you are right about distance being the default position. I can practically see through buildings with my left eye but together I probably cannot find the door. Haha. Yep, glasses are definitely in my future.

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  3. We have rain this morning and it's so wonderful. Makes it muggy and hot but a nice change. When we moved into our fifth wheel it was in January in Montana. It was cold but had to better than in the heat. Even with my glasses I have trouble with small print on medicine bottles. Drives me crazy.

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    1. I think I would have be better off in a cold area since I've gotten diabetes. My internal thermostat is set so high, I'm always the hottest person in the room. You can always put on a sweater but you can't walk around in your Maindenform!

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  4. In the USA, "perverting the cause (or course) of justice" is called "obstruction of justice." You know, like what Trump does.

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    1. Hahaha. Oh, yes. I forgot about that - obstruction of justice. But I only hear it used with regard to our Government. Guess we little guys don't count,

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  5. Hasn't this cool weather been marvelous--well unless you are hustling boxes. At least they didn't have to do it in full heat. Know you will be happier when you get reading glasses.

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    1. You're so right. Give me cool weather, a shot of insulin and $20 in my wallet and I can conquer the world. LOL

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  6. Wow, lucky neighbor having family move her in that heat! I hate moving but when we do we do as much as we can ourselves and then hire people to do the heavy lifting. BTW, when you have your next eye appointment you might want to ask why you can't read small print. In my case it is astigmatisms which can't be corrected by cataract surgery as it has to do with the shape of your eyeball! In the meantime drugstore reading glasses are a big help.

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