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Post  dixie on 10/5/2010, 9:57 pm

My mom is doing great considering all she has been through. I took my work computer to her house & am still working down there during the day, but REALLY want to come back home. She is killing me. She is cold natured and it ws in the upper 30s this morning. The heat was on 70, which is already at my upper comfort zone, but since it was cold outside, she was cold too & asked me to turn the thermostat up to 78. Yes, 78. Iasked her if she was serious & she was. After she went back to bed around 10 AM I started sneaking it back down a couple of degrees at a time. I was MISERABLE, throat dried out, coughing, the whole deal. I opened the window where I wsa working, turned on ceiling fan. All during the day I kept inching that thermostat down little by little, not turning on the hall light to be sure she wouldn't catch me. Then this evening when my brother came in I told him about it. He checked the thermostat - it ws still on 76. Evidently every time she went through the hall she checked it & turned it back up to 78.

I know it wsa a small price to pay for still having her around, but it sure was hot.
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Post  Megan on 10/5/2010, 11:04 pm

Dixie, you are a saint. Bless you. I don't do well at all with hot temperatures either.

Interim suggestions (aside from some of those high tech gel wrap bandanas): Soak a tea towel in water, wring it out, and toss it in the freezer until it gets stiff and frosty. Put it over your head, or around your neck, or wrists/ankles to help cool down a bit. A cool foot bath would probably do nicely also.

My best wishes for your mom. Hang in there!
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Post  middlemamma on 10/5/2010, 11:22 pm

Oh poor Dixie! I am so glad she is getting better..but for your body temperature sake I will pray she gets batter FASTER!!! Very Happy

I had to laugh because in the winter hubby and I do that thermostat dance!

Hang in there...my hubby eats those Dreyer's all natural 100% juice popcicles to stay cool in the winter! LOL
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Post  Garden Angel on 10/6/2010, 11:55 am

Would it help to make your mother warmer with say an electric blanket so she will not rely on the thermostat? maybe if you heated her up you can be more normal and make your enviroment more to your liking. Is there a room heater you can use for her? You are a truly self sacrificing person. We are here for you too! take care.
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Post  dixie on 10/6/2010, 10:17 pm

1. I'm not a saint
2. I'm definitely not self sacrificing

Although I was miserable, it was still funny because I thought I was sneaking something on her & there she was turning the thermostat back up every time I turned it down.. I should have known better. Yesterday she told me several times that she thought she was going to be ok by herself & that I could go back home if I wanted. She rarely uses her walker, makes breakfast for both of us, is doing laundry now, so today after another day of unbearable heat, I brought my computer home. I'm just a few hundred yards from her, so can get to her quickly.

It was almost as funny as the ice maker. after so much trouble from Sun to Tues trying to get the DSL hooked up so I could work, I finally sat down to work for a while. I took a break to get some ice water & the kitchen floor had flooded. The ice maker had broken - filled up the ice container, flooded the freezer, poured over into the fridge, filled up the bottom of it & onto the floor. I had to go find the shop vac & vacuum everything up. At that point it was all such a joke. No sense in crying about it. I'm probably going to write a book......
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Post  martha on 10/7/2010, 12:02 pm

hang in there, Dixie!
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Post  Garden Angel on 10/7/2010, 12:42 pm

Sometimes it seems when it rains it pours ! sounds like you could use some serious time just to your self ! make some tea and go sit in your beautiful garden ! of course in just a few minutes the garden will draw you in because you will see something like a weed to pluck or trim something and then before you know it , you mind is on what you enjoy ! your garden is waiting for you , it says "Dixie come and spend some time with me today."
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Post  WardinWake on 10/7/2010, 4:46 pm

Hummmmm....I wonder if you broke the thromostat so that it always read 78.... Shocked

@dixie wrote:My mom is doing great considering all she has been through. I took my work computer to her house & am still working down there during the day, but REALLY want to come back home. She is killing me. She is cold natured and it ws in the upper 30s this morning. The heat was on 70, which is already at my upper comfort zone, but since it was cold outside, she was cold too & asked me to turn the thermostat up to 78. Yes, 78. Iasked her if she was serious & she was. After she went back to bed around 10 AM I started sneaking it back down a couple of degrees at a time. I was MISERABLE, throat dried out, coughing, the whole deal. I opened the window where I wsa working, turned on ceiling fan. All during the day I kept inching that thermostat down little by little, not turning on the hall light to be sure she wouldn't catch me. Then this evening when my brother came in I told him about it. He checked the thermostat - it ws still on 76. Evidently every time she went through the hall she checked it & turned it back up to 78.

I know it wsa a small price to pay for still having her around, but it sure was hot.
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Post  trustinhart on 10/7/2010, 5:35 pm

Oh Dixie, you are such a trooper. You're so right, may as well laugh as cry and you know that book you're write? it will be a NY Times, Bestseller praise

Hang in there and know we love you!!!
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