Time for a new Porch. Please go back to Porch 1211 to read the last posts. The comet, Neowise, was visible here but it's been too cloudy in the mornings and evenings to see it. Also, it's so low on the horizons that I'd have to go to higher ground. Last one I could see with the naked eye was about 25 years ago. It was so big and bright that I could see it during the day. Can't remember the name of it. What amazing things there are in the sky.
Storm trackers say the forecasted track of Isaias is a bit more to the east now. If it holds, the storm is slated to skirt the East Coast of FL out in the Atlantic. They say the next 24 hours will make it easier to more precisely predict the path. I'm glad I got my errands run even if it doesn't hit us. It is near Hispaniola right now and the newscasters and weather people are driving me nuts mispronouncing the name. It's like nails on the blackboard. I get that from my Mom. She hated it when people, especially on the news, mispronounced foreign words. I remember that somewhere in Central or South America there was a junta and the newscasters were pronouncing the j. Drove her crazy. So now I have her hands and her pet peeves.
DD called yesterday. They had a great trip but it made them realize that they don't want to stay in CO. They probably will but they like the East Coast, especially the NE. DD's shortness of breath didn't bother her while they were gone. I think they are all suffering post-vacation depression. I think this whole pandemic thing is causing depression in many of us. I thank God every day for my blessings but I'm just feeling blah. Joe is the same way.
I wasn't feeling well on Fri. when I saw the doc. My allergies have been awful. According to our news here, I'm not the only one. My vitals are fine and the swelling is down in my ankles and feet. Every now and then, I do have stress; heck, just going to the doc is stressful. Combine that with the pandemic, politics and the world situation and it's no wonder my pulse goes up now and then. From what I've read online, it's not uncommon and isn't harmful as long as it stays under 100 and is temporary. I think it's the shortness of breath that got the doc excited.
Sun, I'm cracking up about your swearing after being married. Well yes, marriage didn't help my swearing either. I just had more to swear about. My condo is three bedrooms but it's not that big compared to a house. There isn't that much sq. footage but it does have high ceilings. Also the builder didn't put in double-pane glass so it's not the most efficiently insulated. Our electric rates are some of the lowest in the country. Mine range from about $40 to $100 and average about $65. Util. co. will average it for people so they pay about the same every month. At the end of the year, they true it up. They keep bugging me to average but I can pay the high bills so don't want to do it. BTW, a research study has found that those who swear are, on average, smarter. So there! I'm going to hell for swearing but I'll be one of the smart ones there.
Rock, speaking of smart--those who learn to play musical instruments develop smarts and hand/eye coordination that makes them smarter too. My flying instructor said those who played instruments are able to learn to fly by instruments (avionics) faster. Thanks for posting this little town that shares two states. There is a Geico ad where the gecko stands in the middle of the street in a town that straddles the Virginia/Tennessee border, I think. I can't remember and can't see the map in my mind's eye. Geography isn't my forte. I say it's good for us to be exposed to all the trivia possible. Never know when you'll need it. There is an app for the Kindle that turns it into a keyboard. I think it even saves the things you play. I have it on mine but haven't used it in ages. I could play it for SV. He likes it when I sing. He has a tin ear. Good thing because I have tin vocal chords.
Julie, I'm so glad you are getting help with the sciatica. The exercises help me. Mine is caused by misalignment between my spine and pelvis. I saw where it was gonna be hot up your way. I keep my A/C set at 77 all the time. A/C guy said that is perfect for my unit. My allergies are so bad that I use it for that as much as cooling. It usually doesn't run at night. It's just 77 out now at 5:45 a.m. Sounds as though you are gonna have an amazing garden next year. The best way to know whether something will grow is to know your zone where you live. Plants has info on their tags including the zones where they grow. We are sooo far south here that we are in zone 11. If something will grow in zone 10, it will usually grow here. It does limit what I can plant. Hope your pain continues to improve.
Stupid keyboard. Just lost this whole paragraph. GRRR! Hope all y'all have a good one.