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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time out for allergies



The sun was out. It was a pleasant 72 degrees. Sounds like perfect weather for outside work. Only problem is that my allergies kicked in. The pollen is thick this year. It was an antihistamine and eye drops day. I did managed to mow the lawn yesterday. For that to happen I actually wore an RZ filter mask. While it was hot and somewhat uncomfortable, it allowed me to breath.

The weather is supposed to be good for a couple more days. That will give me a chance to do some fiberglass work on the sailboat. I’m going to build a sort of skid plate for the bow. The Oday 19 is a beachable boat, but running it up on the sand causes wear and tear. It is handy to be able to run it up on shore so the skid plate will remove any guilt about damaging the finish.

I hope to get the boat into the water before next weekend. It really doesn’t need any more repairs. The little things I’m doing to it now can wait if need be. The boat and trailer still need to be registered. Hope to get that done at the town hall on Monday.

The Blazer is in the garage. I had my mechanic check it out. I knew there were a few things that needed to be done when I bought it. I had hoped to put off buying new tires for a few months, but he pointed out dry rot that I hadn’t noticed. The last thing I need is to have a tire go while towing a boat. The guy’s a good mechanic so he’s super busy. I hope he can wrap up the repairs this week so I can use it to launch the boat.

Maybe in a few days my allergies will calm down enough that I’ll feel like doing outside stuff on a boat. We had a slow cold start this string. It looks like all the plants are doing their darnedest to catch up. It’s been years since I’ve seen the pollen this bad.

-Sixbears


5 comments:

  1. Yep, Spring is a bad time of year for allergies. Hope you feel better real soon and don't over do it with the meds, they can keep you down, also.

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    1. Like everything else these days, I'm pacing myself.

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  2. For sure the pollen has been terrible this year. Be nice to have a day free from my Sudafed.

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    1. I don't remember being bothered by allergies as a kid. Maybe I was too busy to notice.

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