I guess I had forgotten just how this area has temperature swings in the winter! It is just flat crazy! Most of last week the highs were in the low 50's and the nights were down to the upper 20's at times. And on top of that, it was drizzly and rainy and windy for the majority of the week. Then it jumped up to the mid 60's for a couple of days....and the past several days were in the 40's with lows in the lower 30's. NOW....they are calling for a high of 74 today and pushing 80 tomorrow! The low last night was 35. And by Thursday it is supposed to be a very good chance of rain with a high only in the lower 50's.
I know that doesn't sound that bad, and to me it really isn't that bad....but....when you are dealing with a 30-40 degree swing in 24 hours....and the humdity level is high....the "cold" just bites thru you! And even though I have not really gotten a cold or the flu....my chest stays clear and breathing is fine....the issue for me is my sinuses! They have always been an issue, and these swings are wrecking havoc on them!
Now add to that the fact that apparently I have once again acquired an allergy to the cedar trees that are rampant in this part of Texas....my sinuses are on a rampage about half the time!! LOL A little over a week ago I went and got some of the Walgreens generic Zartac (or whatever that allergy med is called) and started taking one a day. It did the job and my sinuses dried up and my ears finally cleared....and I felt much better....for several days. Then one morning I bent over to close my door and damn near fell out of the house! I felt like I had been on a 4 day drunk! I immediately came over here and set down and broke out the blood pressure cuff....and you don't even want to know what my pressure was! Let's just say that if it had been one of the mercury tubes I would have probably blown the top out of it!!!
Needless to say, I came off that med right that moment....and it took about 5 days for my pressure to get back down to an acceptable limit, and this morning it was down to 147/89. I can live with that...literally!! LOL
Now on to catching you up on "Life in Bertha"!! Have been working on the interior and it is coming along. Will have some new curtains up by next week, and have started working on getting "closeout" curtains up in front/over the overhead bunk area which is now storage. They will be a dark brown, I think, because that is the color of the ones that I got originally for the windows....but they will take too many panels....But I believe they will be enough to do the front top. I want to find some nice pattern for the side curtains.
I'm also trying to decide on the color that I want to do the cabinet doors in. It will be some shade of a moss or fern green...kind of a light pastel color. I just haven't been able to settle on just how light or green or pastel!! LOL But it will help lighten up the inside of Bertha.
Snickers and Abbie have finally started playing and putting up with each other. As usual, Abbie just doesn't know when to slow down and take a break....but Snickers is able to get her "point" across when she finally gets tired of it and wants to slow down. The only issue with that is that they have a tendency to play around my feet....so my legs sometimes inadvertently get the "point" also....dang little hypdermic needle claws!!!!!
I think I'll take a short nap and get ready for tonight. I'll be doing my laundry tonight...almost out of clothes again. I'm actually in shorts today...that's how nice it is today!
It has been a beautiful day here! I just sat outside by my "porch" for an hour and a half....and it was glorious! I'm in shorts and short sleeves and there is barely a breeze...and it is perfect!
It's about time to get ready for the night. So time to make some coffee, get my clipboard and check tire pressure! Then the circles begin!!! More to come tomorrow and I'll have some pics of the site and Bertha. It is looking more and more like an apartment complex now!