Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- It was crazy hot here the earlier part of this week. I had to use the electrolyte-loading strategy I’ve figured out in the past for when I lose a lot of sodium through sweat and the kidneys hang onto more lithium as a result. My system is potato chips (sodium) and coconut water (potassium). Works like a charm. I also had to keep the guinea pigs cool, because they don’t do well in heat. I had a rotation going of ice outside their cages, a trick I picked up from Liz. I have a couple of granite sample pieces, and the boys liked sitting on those in their cage. They also got cold celery several times a day. Overall, they were more sluggish than usual, but they pulled through okay, and they’re now back to their normal content selves.
- My parents are in town cat-sitting for my brother. They’ve been over to my place a couple of times, and are coming again later today. It was unpleasant. Not that they did anything in particular that was bothersome, bit it was tiring, and speaking is very difficult.
- In bird-watching news, I saw what looked like a dead crow lying splat in the courtyard, until it got up, shook it’s feathers, and returned to regularly scheduled programming.
Sometimes spam emails are funny. I found this bit amusing: “This guy had a MINUSCULE dinky but then he found an ancient growth secret that almost made his wife choke to death with his new MONSTROUS size.” Presumably, in order for them to bother, there must be the odd person here and there who’s willing to fork over money for this.
I went over to feed my brother’s cat the day before my parents arrived. He must have been roasting with all that fur. He needs a Casper-style reverse mullet.
How has your week been?