heat vs. age

The heat did not melt my brain; AGE might have been the culprit!

I once said the heat in Dallas was a bit more manageable than Maryland’s because it is a dry heat; my sister-in-law reminded me, so is an oven’s! The triple digit heat in Big D has been something – It’s been a couple of years since we have been in Dallas during its performance. Just an observation – not a complaint. Given the chilly rainy winter and spring this year, I promised no complaining about the summer. However, as soon as it was apparent we could take some time off, we made travel plans quickly.  

Doing anything fast at our age is not the best plan.

But, as details seemed to fall into place, and with the help of VRBO, Triple A and family – getting away seemed doable: a three day car trip and we’d soon be in the land of pleasant living! Voila! We printed out the details, packed, etc, and headed out in 100-degree weather for cooler climes.

Alas, we didn’t compare the Trip Tick details with the calendar . . . so, until today while chatting on the road with our daughter, it didn’t dawn on either of us, that if July does in fact have 31 days, we would be arriving a day early.

Good Grief. Old brains don’t always help when we are in a hurry – any more than old knees and hips, huh?

The bright side is that we figured out this awkward planning glitch before we got to our destination, and our landlord had the day open – so we don’t have to sleep in our car . . . and we now have an extra day with family and it is at least 25 degrees cooler here than there.

  • Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything. ~Kurt Vonnegut
  • When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing each other. ~Alan Alda
  • A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb

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