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C-PALSY September 2001

Subject:

Re: FW: Moving to Florida

From:

Cindy Curtis <[log in to unmask]>

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St. John's University Cerebral Palsy List

Date:

Sat, 1 Sep 2001 11:34:16 -0700

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Thanks Beth, that was great!

Cindy C.
On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 09:28:02 -0400 "Elizabeth H. Thiers"
<[log in to unmask]> writes:
> For those of you who want to know how hot it can get down here
> <grin>
>
> Beth the OT
> email address: [log in to unmask]
>
>
> Subject: Fw: Moving to Florida
>
>
> Diary of a Northerner in Florida
>
> April 30th
>      Florida is fantastic!   Just got here and love it already.
> Now
> this
> is a state that knows how to live! Beautiful sunny days and warm
> balmy
> evenings. What a place!   Watched the sunset from a park lying on a
> blanket. It was beautiful.   I've finally found my home.   I love
> it
> here.
>
> May 14th
> Really heating up.   Got to 89 today.   Not a problem, live in an
> air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car.   What a
> pleasure to
> see
> he sun every day like this.   I'm turning into a real sun
> worshipper.
>
> June 5th
>      Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today.   Lots
> of
> palms
> and rocks.   What a  breeze to maintain.   No more mowing for me.
> NO
> MORE
> SHOVELING SNOW EITHER!  Another scorcher today, but I love it here.
>
> July 1st
> The temperature hasn't been below 90 all week, not even at night.
> Where are those ocean breezes we heard about, still seems hot.
> Getting
> used
> to it will take a while, I guess.   I sure miss my LP collection,
> though.
> I'll have to remember not to leave anything made out of plastic in
> my
> car.
> Got one of those fuzzy steering wheel covers.   Cheaper than the
> burn
> ointment for my hands.   I always wondered what burnt flesh smelled
> like.
>
> July 15th
>      Fell asleep by the pool.   (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of
> my
> body).
> Missed two days of work, what a dumb thing to do.   I learned my
> lesson
> though, got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.
>
> July 20th
>      I miss our cat, Tabby.   He snuck into the car when I left
> this
> morning. By the time I got out to the hot car for lunch, he'd
> swollen up
> to
> the size of a shopping bag and just as I opened the door he exploded
> all
> over
> $2,000 worth of leather upholstery.   I told the kids he ran away.
> The
> car
> now smells like Kibbles and poop.   No more pets in this heat!
>
> July 25th
>      Ocean breezes, my foot.   Hot is hot! The home air conditioner
> is
> on
> the Fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and
> tell me
> he
> needed to order parts.   Only hope for a break in the heat would be
> a
> hurricane.
>
> July 30th
>      Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights now.
> Swatting
> the
> swamp mosquitoes that are as big as B-52's.  $1,500 in darn house
> payments
> and we can't even go inside.   Why did I ever come here?
>
> Aug 4th
>      100 degrees.   Finally got the air conditioner fixed today.
> It
> cost
> $500 and gets the temperature down to about 90.   The electric bill
> is
> almost
> as much as the house payment.   And two old lady drivers almost ran
> me
> off
> the road.   I hate this state.
>
> Aug 8th
>      If another wise jerk cracks, "Hot enough for you today?" I'm
> going
> to
> tear his head off.   By the time I get to work the radiator is
> boiling
> over,
> my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like  roasted Garfield!
>
> Aug 10th
>      The weather report might as well be a damn recording: "Hot and
> sunny."
> It's been too hot for two months and the weatherman says it might
> really
> warm
> up next week.   And who came up with the statement "It may be hot,
> but
> at
> least you don't have to shovel it" should die from heat exhaustion.
> Doesn't
> it ever rain in this God forsaken place?
>
> Aug 14th
>      Welcome to Hell! Temperature got to 102 today.   Forgot to
> crack
> the
> window and blew the windshield out of the Lincoln.   The installer
> came
> to
> fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?"
>      My wife had to spend the $1,500 house payment to bail me out
> of
> jail.
>
> Aug 30th
>      Worst day of the summer.   I'm not leaving the house.   The
> monsoon
>
> rains finally came and all they did is to make it muggier than heck
> and
> drove
> the darned roaches out of the ground.   I wasn't aware they could
> fly!
> The
> Lincoln is now floating somewhere in the Caribbean with its new
> $500
> windshield.   That does it, we're moving back up north where all
> you
> have to
> worry about is getting mugged. I hope this state breaks in half and
> floats
> down to Cuba!
>

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