We woke up this morning to 51 degrees and much of the snow was gone. The rains began late yesterday afternoon and continued all night. The seven day forecast is for rain every day and flooding.
We could not wait to break out of this place. I put on my waterproof shoes designed for just this kind of weather, grabbed my cane and we were off. We went to the grocery store and picked up food for lunch.
For about three months I've had a chronic sensation in my left arm between my elbow and shoulder, but not in the joints. I decided it was nerve pain. Nothing relieved it. The last few days it has improved greatly. Last night I was even able to lay on my left side for a while.
Soon after we were out and about I realized that sensation was coming back. Before this last week there were two things that made it worse, driving and lifting groceries. I cannot imagine why driving would bother it but it does. Today I took items off the shelves and put them in the cart and then put them on the belt from the cart. Bob lifted everything once it was in bags. Still I am back in trouble with this awful sensation in my arm. Grrrrr
Bob is reminding me more and more of my father. He now has one speed for everything, full throttle. For days now our heat has seldom cut off, night or day. When he cooks he turns the burner on high. He's always been exceedingly careful about how much electricity we use because he didn't want a high electric bill. He's exhibited none of that behavior lately. He is going to be one shocked and unhappy camper when he sees this month's electric bill.
I came across an article I want to encourage you to read. It's by Neal Gabler,
Why Obama Nostalgia Matters.
"Obama is consequential because he is good and because he asked that we be good too. History will judge his presidency. But we can already judge his character, and it is sterling. He showed us who we are supposed to be."
Today my letter of appreciation, encouragement, and support will go to Senator Al Franken of Minnesota. I have chosen him for the splendid work he is doing at the confirmation hearings for the new cabinet appointments.
Senator Al Franken
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 205100001