Sunday, October 18, 2020

Walking and walking.

And a few more days pass. We still have not heard from our primary doctor about the results of the tests he had us take last Monday. Nothing like wondering and worrying for a week or so. Hope we do hear from him tomorrow or the next day. 

Made another outing to WalMart, again spent an obscene amount of money on things for the winter. From now on shopping on line, a lot cheaper. 

Thursday I heard big trucks outside, looked out the window and saw this large hunk of machinery - FROM THE GAS COMPANY! Lots of other trucks, pickups and men swarming out. What the heck?

Now that is a lot of machinery. Finally got close enough to one of the men to ask what was going on. He said, nothing to worry about [his opinion] Just a small gas leak. Why the huge pieces of machinery? We always bring them in case things are worse then reported. Oh Goody! But guess it was JUST a small leak as they were gone in less than a half hour. It was behind a neighbors house. 
Went for a walk yesterday morning. At 8:30 it was still cool enough to go outside. Thank goodness - though today and for the next few days the highs will be in the low 90's. Is summer never going to end?
Back to walk. 55 minutes, 5920 steps equals 2.3 miles. My goal is 3 miles in 60 minutes. Guess I'll have to pick it up a bit. Some of the homes here really go out for Halloween decorations. 
Just a pretty bush and the blue sky. These yellow bushes bloom most of the summer. 
Another really decorated home. Lots and lots of spiders and shadows of the web and big spider on the front of the house. 
As I continued walking I started to notice the smoke from the California fires starting to creep into our beautiful blue sky. 
The oleanders are outdoing themselves this year. Maybe they like the dry weather. No rain here for over 180 days. And none in the forecast. 
Getting heavier and browner.
Going to turn the air purifier back up on high for a few days I guess. 
Just returned from today's walk. Didn't do quite as good. Guess my enthusiasm didn't match my capabilities. only 4500 steps, 1.75 miles in 35 minutes. Slowing down. Not quite so much smoke in the air today. 
NASCAR race on today to take up some of my time. 


Teaspoon said...

How are you traveling to Mexico when they have closed the borers to non essential travel?

Carol and Bill said...

The Mexican border is not closed, people are crossing it every day.

Ruth's Life is Good said...

Love it when folks decorate for holidays!! With all the rules in your community I am pleased it's allowed.