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Monday, July 17, 2023

Adjusting to Extreme Hot Days

Aloha Everyone,

Once the sun comes up, outdoor heat is merciless. The sun literally drains you. Solution is to walk before sunrise. I finish my light breakfast and be out of the house by 6:00 am. It is nice and cool.  

There are at least a dozen of us devoted walkers. We recognize each other, give quick nods and move on at our own pace.

Many of these people walk their dogs or the other way around, their dogs walk them.

An overweight man in his 60’s runs. He is always panting and perspiring heavily. Each time he and I cross path, I intentionally move aside allowing him to pass. I take a deep breath and hopefully I will see him again soon.

Heat dome causing weather related havoc around the United States is also causing shortage of some essential items. Strangely, J.J. and I had to go to 3 different stores to purchase black pepper.

When I mentioned this to our son Jeff, he suggested that we might keep some emergency food kits. Mountain House has 30 years shelf life. Jeff says they are easy to prepare — just add water. It is rather costly, however.

Aloha -- Cathi