Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Weather Affects Us

I have a problem with the heat that is currently cloaking N Central TX like a heavy overcoat. Yesterday was 110 degrees, give or take a degree or so.
I'm praying the air conditioner holds out and continues to keep my house cool. I hate to go outside in this heat, so when I have an errand to run, I do that in the early morning, when it's "cooler" -- say, 90 degrees or so.
I know I sound like a big baby, but I literally cannot tolerate the body rebels and I might find myself in the hospital if I'm not careful. I also find myself getting kind of paranoid about possibly being stranded on the road if my car conks out....I can hear you asking, "What about the winter time? Wouldn't you just about freeze to death if you were stranded in the snow?" Well, yeah. But I would hope that I have enough good sense to wear protective clothing, maybe even throw a blanket in the back seat, and get out of the biting wind by sitting in the car.....
It's soooo much different in the summer heat. You can't remove any more clothing than what's covering you now....there are laws about that. You can't sit in the car while you're waiting for help -- that would be counterproductive, since the car would just block any vagrant, although hot, breeze. And, anyone with lupus MUST stay out of the sun.
So you can see why this season is hard on me. And on anyone who has lupus.
I'm waiting for October. It might be cooler by then.

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