Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I'm leaving here in a few minutes to manage a horse show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. I never look forward to leaving the safety of home but this time I am even more reticent.With temperatures here in the high 90s and expected to stay there all week, I have concerns about how I'm going to fare leaving the safety of my air conditioned home for the hot job, even in winter, of managing a horse show.

Having had heat stroke a couple of times I am more succeptible to issues in the heat. The show office is not air conditioned but I'm taking several large fans hoping moving the air around will help. I've also posted particular times when shavings bales will be available. Other than move-in day when they must be available when needed, I have restricted this job to the early hours of the morning.

I am also taking my small refrigerator and stocking it with healthy snack and lots and lots of water. Hopefully these things will get me through what's going to be a really tough week.

The other thing I hate about leaving is not having a computer. Without access to my blogging buddies I feel cut off from an important source of support. I'll be thinking of you all and hoping Mother Nature is treating you kindly.


Kahless said...

I hope you bear up whilst gone.

I get heat rashes rather than sun stroke!

Hurry back soon!

Lily Strange said...

Oh gosh, I wish you well. I don't do well in extreme heat either.

Donna said...

We will be with you in spirit, and here when you return. As long as you listen to your body and rest and hydrate when you need it, you will be OK. You ARE OK.

Ethereal Highway said...

I hope all goes well and you stay safe in the heat.