It’s a good thing I got so much writing done on my new Big Lake book the last few days, because yesterday I was pretty much worthless.
A lifetime ago I got a serious case of heat stroke when I was overseas, to the point that I had to be airlifted out of the field and woke up in a bathtub covered with ice water. Ever since, I don’t do well in heat. So I have been doing my best to stay indoors as much as possible the last few days. But apparently, I still soaked up enough that it caught up with me and whipped my butt yesterday.
We had some errands to run, and I wasn’t feeling too good when we left the campground. By the time we got back home I was really feeling crappy. I recognized the symptoms – stomach cramps, headache, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea. I downed some water and spent much of the afternoon just laying on the couch letting the air conditioner blow on me. A couple of times I tried to get some work done, but I couldn’t concentrate and finally gave up. Hopefully today I’ll get back to normal.
Terry and I are planning to leave Elkhart Campground a week from today to head for Massachusetts, where we have a month booked in two week increments at Outdoor World campgrounds near Cape Cod and then Sturbridge. Hopefully by then this nasty heat wave will have moved on, because we can’t see any sense in driving that far if all we’re going to do is stay inside just to be comfortable. The long range forecasts are predicting temperatures in the low 80s, which would be tolerable.
Meanwhile, we have two more days with forecasts of 100+ degrees here in northern Indiana. So I guess I’ll be living inside under the AC vents as much as possible.
And that’s about all I have to report today. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have it in me to write any more. Tomorrow I’ll try to post something more substantial.
Thought For The Day – The best feeling in the world is realizing that you’re perfectly happy without the things you thought you needed.