What a beautiful Thanks giving weekend! The weather sunny and mild, perfect for walking AND no need for cooler packs !! I managed to climb the 165 stairs from the harbour trail to the street. OK I needed lots of breaks, but I did it.
My turkey and pumpkin pie turned out great if I am allowed to compliment myself. The only downer was yesterday with me dropping the remaining pie and breaking my good ceramic baking dish. I drop things all the time and with ceramic tile floors that means lots of broken dishes. I don't know if that's an MS thing. I do know that my hands aren't as strong as they use to be.
I did as Mr. Carrot asked; planted some garlic bulbs. Looking forward to my crop next summer, even if I'm not looking forward to the hot humid weather. Yes this summer was a challenge. I would never have survived without air conditioning, which worries me. What happens when I can no longer afford the electric bill that is going up more and more?
My last bill for August and September was a real whopper. We have a new billing system called "Peak Saver" where they give you a chart showing "peak"" mid peak" and "off peak" hours. "Peak" costs twice as much as "off peak". That's fine if you want to save money running certain appliances, like using the dishwasher after 9:00 p.m. The air conditioner usually runs during peak time and less during off peak. That means big bucks to stay cool. In future it may be necessary to lobby for a discount to those of us who really need air conditioning to survive?
Now some of you might say that cool air is a luxury, not a necessity, but I'm telling you that the heat was a killer for me this summer. The only way I could go out for a walk was if I my clothes were stuffed with cold packs. Even then there were some days when I just couldn't do it. Forget about going out mid day; impossible, unless you want an ambulance picking me up. Yeah that's how bad it is.
OK so now winter is coming and I will have the heating bill to complain about. Are there any places in the world with moderate temperatures?