Monday, June 6, 2011
Yesterday we continued to work on our outdoor landscaping project. We wanted to get an early start to beat the heat, but somehow that just didn't happen. So, we found ourselves closing in the end of the porch during the hottest time of the day. And boy did we pay for it! When we finished I came in and took a nap (rare event) and then last night Randy suffered with muscle cramps. According to WebMD, he had heat related muscle cramps. No news to him, since he has suffered with this condition for 40 years. He will often have cramps in several locations at the same time, which can leave him bent over in extreme pain. He took some over the counter pain medication and drank some salt water to get his electrolytes balanced again, and finally the pain eased some. It is so frustrating, because there is really nothing I can do to help him when he is going through this. His muscles were sore this morning when he got up. On a positive note, the enclosure looks great. Our boxer, Gracie, is not too happy about it, though. She loved to hide under the porch to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. She has plenty of other places to go (including a dog house), but none that she likes as well. All in all, it was an interesting day here. It is almost nice to get to go to work today!