Tuesday, August 13, 2019

HeWho Gives Me Headaches!

After a long day spent cleaning my living quarters my mood has lifted considerably. The heatwave has lifted slightly. I still have a lot to do, but it feels doable today.

As the next holiday weekend approaches, I am looking forward to fall. When the pool closes for the season my freedom increases. This will afford more time to spend outside in my gardens.

This seed was called teddy bear sunflower. 

After a long restless night listening to the man of the house moan and complain about how bad he felt, I insisted he haul himself to the clinic. He has bronchitis and a brown recluse spider bite. Where the spider bite happened is a mystery. When I consider how much dust and dog hair was blanketing my bedroom, it could have been in there. Probably outside in one of his "sheds". I am thinking the one that houses the pool pumps and equipment. We had to purchase two new pumps this season and he spent a lot of time after the sun went down out there.

Anyway, he has prescriptions for the spider bite, the bronchitis and nausea. The one for nausea/vomiting can cause a headache. It has definitely given ME one. Like all men everywhere, he will not listen to his wife. He is itching to go out into the intense heat to mow. Really not a good idea. 

So far I have managed to keep him inside, telling him to wait until it cools down a bit. Then we will both go out and tackle the growing grass. 


River said...

I'm sorry your man is so ill, they can be such grumpy moaners which makes life twice as hard for us women. I hope his recovery is speedy and also that you get some cooler weather very soon.

Joanne Noragon said...

That spider bit is not to be trifled with. Sorry to say, you may need to ride close herd on him to keep him obeying doctor's orders.

Val said...

One of my teaching colleagues had a huge scar from a brown recluse bite. He showed us often, even though we didn't want to see it. Lifting up clothing was involved... At least you steered HeWho to the doctor. That's the first step.