All three girls were out in the sprinkler at 11:00 p.m. (clothes and all). They're sound asleep so that was obviously what they needed. An ambulance just came for my next door neighbor. I bet it was heat related. I'll ask her daughter tomorrow. We stood out long enough for her to see us if she needed anything and then went back inside.
My friend JW from Phoenix just sent me a chart of Phoenix temps compared to Merced. He's got us by about 5 degrees but I remember their dry heat (unless that has changed along with the air quality over the years). It's been almost 50 years since I lived there.
Ray has one more diagnosis to go along with what they've already determined. They've found 2 fused discs in his upper spine that may have been there for years. Their theory is he didn't notice them when he was generally healthy and working. Aches and pains were part of his normal day. Now that he's weaker, they're showing up and may be responsible for the radiating pain, the weakness in his hands, and the dizzy spells and fainting episodes. Amazing, if true.
Just came into my mailbox from Jerry (JW)
It does make a difference.
They haven't yet decided on procedure. He's wearing a collar and they're treating the pain. Tomorrow the various specialist will put their heads together and determine a course of action.
Meantime, they've lost our Durable Power of Attorney and sent me home with another copy to complete. They want it for their files. Fine, but the first time around was depressing enough without going through 4 pages of terminology in order to get to the bottom line.
Today is better than yesterday. We were all suffering from heat and stress I think. It was just as hot today but somehow it didn't bother us quite as much.
I may get to San Francisco over the weekend. Tim is planning to go, so is Jim and family and we're talking about me riding along with Jim, Melissa, and Johathan, taking my van (larger) and splitting gas. I think it may be a little warm there as well.
And then there's the Giants game coming up in July.
It will depend on how Ray is doing and whether I'll have someone for the girls. I might take Elcie but she doesn't know that yet.
It's still warm. I haven't gotten around to most of the blogs today so I may do a little reading through Bloglines and then call it a night. It's almost one a.m.
Thanks to all once again for your concern. Back problems aren't great news but it could have been much worse.
Take care everyone.