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It has been a scorcher this week with the ‘heat index’ hitting 111 on Friday.   Fortunately, it’s not as hot as in Arizona where people are having to wear oven mitts to hold the steering wheel and can cook pancakes inside their cars !

Thankfully,  we had a cold front come through Friday night and today it is so nice.  Almost feels like fall. Don’t I wish.  The temperature is in the upper 70’s and we’ve had some rain.  Which means I can’t work out in the yard as planned – not that I’d work in 100+ temperatures – but I’m finding it hard to keep up with the grass – or maybe I should say weeds.  Unlike Houston where we had nice St. Augustine grass – here we have Bahai grass and cockleburs with a smattering of St. Augustine.

As previously mentioned, the heat keeps us in the house and on the computer more than we’d like. But have seen some interesting videos.  You know the kind, lots of recipes, DIY hints, funny animals, and sometimes the ones that make you feel good.

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For example, in the past seen, we watched videos of people – some with children, who have gone through a procedure so that they can hear. Seems almost a miracle.

 

Maybe not quite so miraculous, but nonetheless life changing  for people who are colorblind are glasses that allow them to see true  colors.  The pictures to the left give an idea of the change without and with the glasses.

Seems this technology is based on the eye’s perception of the light spectrum. The lenses used filter light,  compensating for the problem – glasses are available through EnChroma.
The video I saw online that got me looking into this – didn’t know this technology existed – is of a man who received a pair of glasses as a gift.


 

Just Stuff

Seems there’s always lots of stuff floating out there on the net – some true – some not so true.

 

If you’ve heard about putting in your ATM number backwards to alert the police you are being robbed and at the same time jam the money in the machine?   Don’t – it’s a hoax.  I mean, what if your number was 3443 – not gonna work.

Most people like puppies, and these puppies don’t mind going to sleep wherever.  [1]

I like anything easy and there are a couple of good tips in the video below. Only one I’m not too sure of is putting the aluminum foil/paper into the toaster???  (Click on the image to view, if asked to ‘sign in’ – click on ‘not now’)

 

 

 

 

Click on this link to see crazy ways to make cleaning easier – down to making slime to clean your keyboard and making your own dishwasher soap.

Phone hacks that are touted as ‘saving your life’  at this link – good if you plan on traveling.

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Really – the last thing !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Personal Note from Jan –  Can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog since 2009 – so I wanted to take a moment to say “Thank You’ to each and everyone of you for taking time from your busy schedules  to read my posts.  You may not  know it, but right now writing this blog sometimes  feels like my only connection to the outside world as we are so limited in what we  can physically do – and  knowing there are so many out there who visit daily means so very much to me.  So again – Thank You for being there – and allowing me into your life.  God Bless . . .

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[1]  http://iheartdogs.com/12-puppies-sleeping-in-the-cutest-positions-ever/

 

 

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