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Friday, July 22, 2011

Stay Cool, My Friends

As the country wilts from the intense heat and humidity, we are all trying to find ways to keep cool.

Today, I noticed that the fan in our attic designed to come on when the temperature up there gets to be around 90 degrees came on before 8 a.m. That's not good. Usually it doesn't turn on till lunchtime or afternoon when the heat has had time to rise. If it's already that high this morning, good grief.

Our local paper ran an article yesterday, presumably the worst day of the week, telling those " over 65" to stay indoors and not exercise outside as they normally would. The reporter commented, however, that those who are 65 don't think of themselves as old and therefore wouldn't heed the warning. Darn straight! But in this instance, heeding the warnings is the smart thing to do.

If you are in your 60s, you know that this too will pass, having experienced it all before, many times. As we all know, snow will be flying before we know it. Seasons pass much too quickly, so let's enjoy them, even if that means spending a little more time indoors.