Thursday, August 23, 2007


See How Much Dryer in one Day? This is the same pipe that is shown below on Monday around 5:00 pm and this is Tuesday around the same time. The whole pond literally shrank about 8 inches to 1 foot in depth and shoreline-that is a lot!!

Me- HOT! Not Me I'm Hot- But Me it's Hot so I'm hot too- like it's 102 about now! What's wrong with this picture?

My butt is in it- I should be on a couch inside!!! Rehab- you know

We have set a new record in SC of 13 days over 100 degrees. I worked the year the Old record was set back in 1983 with Richland County EMS. We had multiple multiple Heat related deaths that summer with some core temps reaching 109-114. Not compatible with Life- duh! We need rain! And the poor Mid-West with the Floods. My prayers go out to you.

I praise God I have an inside job with an Air-conditioned Urgent Care where we can easily treat the heat related illnesses. It is amazing but work goes on. Can you imaging Roofing- in this weather. Or Working on Asphalt? Or just working outside period. My hat's off to all you who provide for your families and also for those of you without Air-Conditioning.

Well- we have this little pond down the dirt road from our house and it is shrinking by several feet- if not 10- inches minimum per day. During my rehab I have been going down there and taking pics of the little water snakes, and also two pretty good sized Black Snakes that I happened to get on my little camera's video adapter dealy. I'm trying to learn to post some of those but I need some better pictures first.

Here are several of the Little water snakes that just poke their heads up to breathe and sink quietly back to the moss covered bottom. I'll see if I can't get a distant pic of the black snake.


  1. Those snakes are going to need some rain or a new pond.

    I'm glad you get to work in the AC too. I'm sure cooler weather is on the way...eventually.

  2. Those critters make me cringe. You are very brave to get close enough to get a picture of them. There are 4 types of snakes I don't like.
    1. big ones
    2. little ones
    3. alive ones
    4. Dead ones

    Thanks for the comments on my page. I have linked to you as a favorite read.

  3. Thanks gal- I'll do the same
    I have to work today and Friday- I'm only working 5-pm to close 10m pm at Urgent Care- just trying to take it slow after a little heart scare--so I'll probably add ya this weekend!!!!Sacared o Snakes-(sissy gurl) my Prozac took away all fear of snakes for me- ;-)

    My wife literally can't even watch them om TV--that's why I post em- so she won't read tis LOL- just kidding!

  4. Hammer- we got 5 tenths last night- settled the dust anyway!


  5. GOSH I HATE SNAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats a way to make my faint haha!

  6. I can't imagine what it feels like being outdoors in the 100s. We rarely get past 97 and there's AC everywhere. It's not unusual to see people wearing sweaters in Aug. because the AC is cranked up so high. It's just not right.

    By the way, you look HOT!!...out there.

    BTW, I answered your question on my blog! :)

  7. Interesting pictures, John, showing what the heat does !
    I cannot imagine a heat spell like that, and can well understand your gratitude for being able to work in an air-conditioned environment !
    My empathy to all those that cannot.


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