Monday, August 7, 2017

"Under The Weather"



This is supposed to be the desert mountains and we've had weather much like I remember from New Jersey. There it was just called hot and humid, here, for some reason, it is called a Monsoon! We got some rain, even something I think may be called a microburst. Last week, the wind came down with tremendeous force from the north, my windows were open and the wind blew in not only rain, but sand and mud; blinds blew straight out into the room.  It only lasted a few seconds, but it scared both dogs and me. Faith wouldn't come in the bedroom for a long while. Bathroom window was also open and the toilet was full of mud. Of course, I had just washed the windows the week before. Seriously!


Earlier, as I sat on the couch, I looked up and there was the face of the sweet Guernsey bull looking in my open window! Quite a surprise. I love the cow peeking out from behind my old van that I have given to my BIL. They belong to my neighbor, Joyce. More about them and all her critters in future posts.


I had plans to come back to blogging last week, but life had other plans. On Wednesday, after successfully seeing both my diabetes crew in Bakersfield and my PCP doctor up here, I began to feel terrible. By Thursday, my temperature was climbing up over 103 and my doctor told me I had to go to emergency. When I was married, I so took for granted that Errol would be there and take me, as I would him. I probably didn't appreciate that enough, it was just part of the married deal, we had each other's backs as couples do. 


My nephew-in-law took me. He was on vacation and stopped on the way to buy a lot of food and water. All that water was good as I have a kidney infection. We were in the ER for four hours. Kenny is a wonderful man, so patient. He taught me some things on my cell phone while we waited. 

Samson Says: OK, you big old cows get off my property or I'll come and get you!

I got intravenous antibiotics and was properly hydrated before they let me leave. But everyone was very kind, so it was an OK visit. It was after 10 pm when we got back here and how fun it was to drive down my road in the dark. Nightlife in the canyon is as much fun as that in the big city. Many rabbits and little mice darting about, bats flying around, all kinds of exitement going on. 


I just wanted to let you know why I haven't posted, haven't even opened my computer for a week and probably won't do it again for a few days. Take care, and when I get better I have some fabulous rusty old trucks to post, courtesy of my friend Jane who took a trip to Colorado and found them by the side of country roads, thought of my rust posts, and sent them to me. 









25 comments:

  1. I know how ill you would have been, I had the same last year, went to ED by ambulance, and the Dr was so fast to put in an IV, antibiotics, and make sure I was a whole lot better before I was allowed to go home. Rest a lot, drink a lot, and hopefully visit the toilet after all that fluid too. But without pain or anything else that goes with the infection. Too much detail to put it here!!!! Love those photos today, I grew up with Friesians, maybe 3 jersey cows to bump up the butterfat levels, but my calf-club calves were always the B&W ones. Hugs from NZ.

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  2. I am sorry you have been sick Inger. I know what you mean about taking the husbands for granted when it came to them taking care of us. Continue drinking lots of water. Even when you feel better. And lots of cranberry juice too. My dear husband didn't like the taste so he took cranberry capsules. He has a catheter the last couple years and frequent bladder infections. Prayers!

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    1. Thanks, you reminded me of cranberry juice and I have some concentrated in my kitchen cabinet. I had forgotten and will check it out. I know how much you miss you hubby too.

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  3. Oh Inger - I'm glad to read you're recovering ... that must have been difficult - thank goodness for Kenny and his thoughtfulness ... extra water and food. Take care - love the idea of the cow peering in at you through the open window. Sudden windstorms/rain - and mud - I get Sahara sand ... so know a little of what you're dealing with ... and yes clean the windows and the rains and wind will follow.

    Look after yourself and all the best - with thoughts - Hilary

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  4. I am so glass you had your nephew-in-law to help you, zinger. . I hope you recover quickly and no more monsoons come your way.

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  5. So sorry you have been so sick but grateful that your nephew-in-law came to the rescue and that you are on the road to recovery. Follow all the rules, especially about drinking water. Hope you are 100% soon.

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  6. so sorry your weather is under the weather, your house is undr the weather and your health is under the weather. hope the antibiotics get you back to normal quickly.. so glad you had someone to take you to ER. that is what I fear the most, living alone and things like this... but at least I am in town and you are not... I would love to see a cow look in my window but jake would not

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    1. I had to tell the dogs, they who bark at groundsquirrels, didn't even notice. That's what monsoon weather will do for you. Conk you out! Well, you know.

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  7. Sounds like you are, thankfully, on the mend. Neat pictures on this post, love the cows! (Peek!) That microburst sounds scary! Samson is looking good.

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  8. Oh so sorry to hear of your medical problems.
    The sky in the first picture looks quite threatening and the lighting is beautiful.
    I was born and raised in northern NJ.

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    1. I lived in Princeton for nine years when I first came to this country.

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  9. So happy you had Kenny to help you, but if you lived anywhere near us we would have taken care of you!!

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    1. I know, all my old friends are so far away now.

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  10. I'm glad you had help to take you to emergency. I hope you drink plenty of water to help flush out your kidney. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    Hugs, Julia

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  11. God bless your nephew-in-law, and God bless you. I hope you recover completely in a hurry.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. Inger, just take good care of yourself and we will all be here when you feel like getting back at it!

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  13. Sorry to hear you've been so poorly Inger and thanks for the reminder to appreciate the hubbies more while we have them. I hope you're starting to feel a lot better. Those storms sound really dramatic.

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  14. Oh no. I hope that you recover quickly. Kidney infections are a big deal (I know from when my dog had one). Rest up, and thank goodness for Kenny. I'll be thinking of you.

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  15. Dear Inger, I'm so sorry to hear that you have been sick, but I'm so very happy to read you're recovering. What a lovely nephew-in-law you have! Kenny is really a wonderful man!

    The storms sounds really scary!
    I like the photos of the cows and the rabbit too.

    Take care of yourself, dear friend!
    Sending lots of Hugs and much Love.

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  16. Dear Inger, I'm so grateful for our nephew stopping by and getting you to Emergency. What was the diagnosis? Dehydration? Please take as good care of yourself as you do of Samson and Faith. Peace.

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  17. I hope you're doing much better by now, Inger, and I really appreciate the comment about how different it feels when you realize your partner isn't there to help care for you in sickness. God bless your nephew for his kindness...and you used your ER time very well if it was also a "computer class." LOL! That was a strange little microburst that came your way. We got a little bit of rain about that time and had a day or so that rained in the morning and then the humidity was crazy. I can feel fall in the air this week, and although it won't last, it's fabulous right now! So good to hear from you, and just continue to take care of yourself and your wonderful canyon.

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  18. Mud flying through the window,cows looking in, it's never quiet where you are Inger. Hope you feel better soon.

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  19. just continue to take care of yourself and your wonderful canyon.


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