Weekend Entertainment

Last weekend was hot.  It is still hot.  Highs in the 90s, extreme humidity putting the heat indices in the 110+ range every day.

Sunday, around 3:30 in the afternoon, we heard a big POP and the tv went blank and the air conditioner wound down.  We figured that a transformer blew, so I went out and unplugged us from the power box.  Richard fired up the generator and so we could keep our air conditioner going.

Then I noticed a group of guys gathered on the road.  I went over and they pointed out a big limb that had fallen off a cottonwood tree, hitting the electric wires on its way down.  Luckily, it fell right between two RVs.

It took about an hour for the lineman to arrive to fix the wire.  As he spent a few minutes getting his cherry picker set up he said, “At least it’s not raining.”  So, naturally, just as he got up to the wire, it started pouring.   But he continued on, splicing the wire in the down pour.  Around 5:30, we had the power back on.

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That’s about as exciting as it gets around here.  We are just hanging out, hoping for the weather to break.

Richard is feeling much better and has quit taking the pain pills.  Tomorrow he has an appointment at the VA Hospital to get a primary care provider assigned and they will review his medications.   Other than his first visit to the urgent care facility, we are happy with the care he is getting at the VA Hospital.


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3 Responses to Weekend Entertainment

  1. catena says:

    glad he’s feeling better!

  2. OnleeKitteh says:

    I’m so hoping Richards meds will get a good review and everything can get back to “normal”. VA has improved greatly in recent years. My hubby got an excellent secondary evaluation from them when he had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – it put him on the Agent Orange list because of their diligence and military reports.
    Watch out for those cottonwood trees. They’re big, but not as sturdy as you would think and tend to have very weak points. Childhood experience talking here 🙂

  3. onions and petunias says:

    Yay for end of pain meds!

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