Well, that was nice. We had a few days' reprieve of the heat and humidity. But that is over now.
I got up this morning and rounded the corner to the kitchen and saw my wall of windows steamed up. The humidity has returned!
When I was young I don't remember being bothered this much by the heat and humidity of summer. With temperatures reaching 97 degrees today, I have difficulty breathing. All those warnings about old people staying in during heat wave like this, I'm there folks at 74 years of age.
So how is summer going for me so far? Great! The only obligations I have are two doctors' appointments next month. One appointment is with my dermatologist and the other a followup for my colonoscopy. Then Bill and I have to get our drivers' license renewed next month.
At the end of the month I take my annual trip to Toronto to visit my pal Pat.
I am very much looking forward to both the Republican and Democratic conventions. I started to follow the conventions back in 1956! I was hooked then when I watched the floor fight at the Democratic convention when Adlai Stevenson asked the delegate to pick his vice presidential candidate. A young, unknown Massachusetts senator almost won the Democratic vice presidential nod. His name was John F. Kennedy.
|A young John F. Kennedy with Hubert Humphrey t the 1956 Democratic Convention - the first convention I watched on TV|
A Tennessee senator, Estes Kefauver eventually won after a vigorous and exciting floor fight.
|Kefauver with former president Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson at the 1956 Democratic Convention|
Except for the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, there hasn't been much excitement at either conventions. They both have been basically infomercials for the already selected candidate. But this year with the Fraudster in Chief; Donald J. Trump, about to pull the biggest con job in the history of this country, the Republican Convention should be quite a show.
|See, it's his real hair!|
I have to admit I have enjoyed The Donald Show but him as president? I don't think so. Of course Hillary Clinton doesn't inspire much excitement either and the prospect of Bill Clinton
|Clinton smoking THAT cigar!|
sleazing around the White House again causes me to cringe, at least she will appoint progressive members to the Supreme Court. I just can't imagine who Trump would appoint. But here I go on a political rant which I have tried mightily to refrain from in this blog but I am looking forward to the shows at both conventions. I just saw a scroll on the TV that Trump's family is going to be on the speaking list at the convention. Oh how will I ever be able to sleep until the convention?
Okay folks. I'm off to replenish my bird baths now. Those birds sure do use up the bird baths on hot days like this.
Stay cool wherever you are!