Heat Index Re-education

Adventure Location:

Decatur, Alabama

Date: August 12, 2023

This morning we had to take an item back to Academy for a return and refund. We have to give them credit for being very nice and expedient with the process.

When we got back we got reminded by the OFM note on the table to re-educate on HEAT INDEX chart meaning. So we read on that item again after many years. It seems to be much more important as the OFM gets older and weaker physically. After the education was well along he compared some of the bad days walks with the heat index chart available on the Internet the pattern was very repetitive. If the heat index hit 110 the OFM will have troubles. So now we know what to look for to help our self from heat troubles while out doing things. The OFM has some semblance of recollection of this information way back in his life. Now all we have to do is put the information into action to stay a lot safer.

Since we were nearly out of clothes and the HI was too high for a walk we started on the laundry. The laundry here in the campground is nice but a little small for the quantity of folks camping here. It took about 2.5 hours to get our one load of clothing washed and dried and folded and put away. But we had some nice conversations while in the laundry.

Since it was HOT outside the OFM spent a nice while doing coloring on the next scene he has chosen to color. Yep it is another desert scene.

One other thing we figured out today is that the water pump leak will have to be a paid repair. The OFM wrestled with the cabinets, nearby couch and his decrepit body trying to get in to try to do the repair. It is time to hire it done. The area is too cramped and his trifocals never seem to have the correct lens to see the object he needs to see. Four bandages later from bumps and scrapes on his old skin he quit trying and decided to make it an Andy repair problem and save a lot of money on medical care on his old body.

Tomorrow is a special day over at the Grandkids house and likely a day for Mexican food at lunch. We will be making a lot of special effort at trying to have tooooo much fun.



  1. Sometimes temporarily replacing prescription glasses with those off the rack, help in having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy Grandkidland.

    It's about time.

    1. I wear readers for work like that, the bifocals are not up to the task. FWIW I have a headlamp on and a small flashlight in my mouth too , hiring the job out gets to be a better idea the older I get.
      Good luck!