Wednesday, August 08, 2007

August Bleah...& visitors on the way

I wish I had something nice to say about's not February???? That's about it. It is the much-mentioned hazy, hot, and humid. For those of us who wear glasses, this is the day that you can't see when you go out because the glasses are so fogged that you have to grope around without them until they adjust to whichever extreme they are currently not allowing you to see in. I could bitch and moan a bunch but what's the point.
Today, after my glasses allowed me to see, I did some errands that I could not put off. Pharmacy, grocery, post office, Pick up mail at Food Pantry. I'm now having a large glass of cool water and a chef salad and trying to get my energy up to clear away the funk around the house. My brother Pete, his wife Dawn, and my adorable niece Alicia are coming to visit this weekend. They are going to a high school reunion and Alicia is hanging with me on Saturday. They will leave Sunday morning to return to their house in Pennsylvania. We usually go to Borders to see what I can get for Alicia. Last time she wanted to read Great Expectations and I bought her a copy of Jane Eyre as well. She's a good reader and it was fun to direct her to something that might hold her interest(she loved it)in the way of literature. Alicia is a very talented pianist. She went to visit relatives in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and came home with cat collars for her 3 cats. The button-down looking collars have little neckties attached to them-very funny.
Not a lot going on besides the clean-up crew and trying to stay as cool as possible. I really feel bad for my son James today. He is working in this heat without benefit of air cond. These, however, are the days that I hope solidify in his mind the need to get another job in which he can better use the college education that he just got. If a day like today doesn't convince him-I don't know what will. We are thrilled that he got a job but both agree that it isn't a job we want him to have for long. First, it comes with no medical insurance since it is a very small place. He is learning a lot but God forbid, he gets hurt somehow. Right now we are still carrying him under COBRA which costs around $500.00 a month. I hear an audible groan coming from Roger when he has to write out that check. James is looking for his own insurance but since he is 23 and feels invincible, in that youthful abandon way, he doesn't think he needs to worry. We try to explain that it doesn't matter if he thinks he needs it or not. If something happens without insurance, we will not stand by and watch him bleed without assuming said bill. Ah Youth! and OH Stupidity!!!! We didn't have medical insurance when we were his age but them times were simpler and you didn't loose your shirt over an illness back then either.
So anyway, that's the scoop from Deeville. I hope you are staying cool and happy.....and well.


Anonymous said...

Hi honey!
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

dee said...

Hi Dr. Honeydew-shouldn't you be busy in the laboratory????
Stop writing me-my husband will find out!!

Dorothy said...

So, is it cooler by the water, or is it, as my friend Nancy says, like sitting closer to the water jug in the sauna.

Soon, soon it will be September, then October and life will be grand.

Scrapmaker said...

I hear you about the insurance. We are writing out that monthly insurance check for our own newly minted under employed 23 year old college graduate. Jen

Rian said...

Around August we feel like most people do in February: Enough already! And then, miraculously, the fog clears, the sun comes out, and the weather is beautiful for a long time. My husband hates the cold. Hates it.

Sounds like you need a dehumidifier.

Have a fun weekend. Stay cool.

Kay said...

Your feelings about the heat are mine exactly. I haven't done ANYTHING today except for a little shopping because it's so unpleasant. I also share your pain about health insurance for your son. We finally got our son a catastrophic coverage kind of policy with Anthem. Gives a bit of peace of mind, anyway.

Deb R said...

That's so funny - I was JUST thinking earlier today that the one good thing I could say about August is that it isn't February!!! Seriously!!

I hope you enjoy your visitors this weekend!

Tracy said...

Hello! My first visit here--you have a very nice blog...and marvelous quilting! Thank so much for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. I look forward to coming back and reading more. I'm originally from PA, so I well remember those hazy, hot & humid summers--ugh! Keep cool, and keep happy ! :o)