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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Still up North



Yep, my lovely wife and I are still in the Great White North. We had a couple days of snowstorms. Then the temperature dropped below zero and the winds picked up. Mosquitoes are down to a bare minimum.

Are we going to travel this year? Sorta. Next week we are going to visit some of our friends in southern New Hampshire. It's not exactly a trip to Florida or Texas, but it gets us out of the house. We aren't sure if we'll go to Florida at all. Right now it's all about getting better and also avoiding the flu. So far, so good.

My lungs were injured back when I was a firefighter. When temperatures drop below 20 degrees or so, they really suffer. This year I've been using a RZ face mask when going out in the cold. It's really made a difference. Even though we've had a lot of bitterly cold weather, my lungs still feel pretty good. That's a huge difference from previous winters. It makes sticking around a lot more comfortable.

My lovely wife and I have been concentrating on catching up with the bills. We hope to be in a position to buy some sort of tow vehicle for the boat by spring. It doesn't have to be pretty.

Right now we are perfectly content to stick close to home. Of course, if the water line to the house freezes that could suddenly change our minds.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. Glad your lungs are doing well. We'll hope the water doesn't freeze.

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    1. So far so good. It was -7 last night and windy and we still have water this morning. Taking it one day at a time.

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  2. I'm glad I'm not "up" there. It's cold enough here, thank you. 'Course we've had all four seasons this past few weeks temperature-wise. Next month I"ll be heading west. Way west......can you say Hawaii? Hope your lungs keep doing well- Momlady

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    1. Enjoy your trip. Remember, the floor is lava. :)

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  3. I looked up those face masks and boy, do they have a lot of different designs. Bet they do a good job.

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    1. I've been pretty happy with mine. Picked it up last fall when they had a sale. Got a fairly plain design as it makes me look scary enough.

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  4. Perhaps your mask will protect from colds, flu etc. I also take oregano as it has an affinity for the lungs. It is a great antihistamine as well. Doing good so far here.

    https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/lung-cleansing-benefits-oregano/

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    1. I've been using a lot of Organic elderberry syrup. Seems to helping.

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  5. We have elderberry trees here. Lots of elderberries we make into a syrup. I sometimes put some fresh ginger in my syrup. This really does help.

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    1. It's supposed to boost the immune system and might be working. Everyone around me is sick and I'm still fine.

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