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Old 08-12-2009, 06:04 PM   #4481
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I'm the opposite. I can't stand high humidity in the air. My body stops functioning under high humidity. I would gladly take 100 degrees/10% humidity over 80 degrees/80% humidity. I will always live in dry climate regions.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #4482
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I'm the opposite. I can't stand high humidity in the air. My body stops functioning under high humidity. I would gladly take 100 degrees/10% humidity over 80 degrees/80% humidity. I will always live in dry climate regions.
Then you would love it here in Albuquerque, that is how it's been all summer. We are in a severe drought situation at the moment with 2.6 inches of rain since January. It has been near 100 for a long time, but just recently dropped to the low 90's and the humidity hasn't been very high at all. I wouldn't mind a little rain, our garden is really suffering because of the heat and dryness. We use tap water to water but it's not the same, that beautiful rain water has what plants need to survive.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:41 PM   #4483
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Then you would love it here in Albuquerque, that is how it's been all summer. We are in a severe drought situation at the moment with 2.6 inches of rain since January. It has been near 100 for a long time, but just recently dropped to the low 90's and the humidity hasn't been very high at all. I wouldn't mind a little rain, our garden is really suffering because of the heat and dryness. We use tap water to water but it's not the same, that beautiful rain water has what plants need to survive.
I've never been to NM but I've always wondered living/settling elsewhere one day and NM has been one such state, especially in the higher elevations like Santa Fe.

We're going thru water rationing in L.A. due to the recent droughts. Last time we had some light rain was several months ago. Good thing I don't have a lawn to water. Most of our front landscaping consists of succulents. I like that south-western look in landscaping with lots of cacti.
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Roadfix, Jo you guys think it could be the lower elevation that makes me work better and not the heat?
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Roadfix, Jo you guys think it could be the lower elevation that makes me work better and not the heat?
I don't know. Have you spent time at 10,000 ft elevation before?
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Roadfix, Jo you guys think it could be the lower elevation that makes me work better and not the heat?

Well the air is thinner up here, that's very true. I also read that people age faster at high elevations, not sure if that is true or not.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #4487
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I've never been to NM but I've always wondered living/settling elsewhere one day and NM has been one such state, especially in the higher elevations like Santa Fe.

We're going thru water rationing in L.A. due to the recent droughts. Last time we had some light rain was several months ago. Good thing I don't have a lawn to water. Most of our front landscaping consists of succulents. I like that south-western look in landscaping with lots of cacti.
We are doing the rotating water days here and the water police drive up and down the streets and will fine you if you don't obey the rules or waste water. At the moment we are in a severe drought in this area; having only 2.6 inches of rain since January. Albuquerque sits at around 5,000 ft. I have never lived this high up before. One thousand feet above sea level was the highest before coming here when I lived in Canada, then I lived near Boston so that was nearly sea level and then I moved here.

I don't know that I noticed a difference in how I breathed up here on the mesa. It never affected me that I know of. I find as long as I do a 30 minute walk each day I'm fine. I heard L.A. Was also having water issues. I'm glad I don't have a lawn either. It would cost too much to water it.

We get our water bill in once a month and so far we're doing very good. Our water consumption is 1/2 of what the neighbors are using, so we've learned to conserve. I don't use a dishwasher, I try to limit the amount of laundry I do etc.

We are growing some of our own food (in a back yard garden) which is all organic. However this year the yield has been very poor due to lack of rain.

We put mulch down on the ground to conserve moisture and have Xeriscape in our front yard. Which is basically a creative way to use native plants in an esthetically pleasing way. I think our yard looks really nice with the agave, yucca, cactus and other native plants we've put into it. We have drought tolerant plants on the side of the house as well.

Santa Fe is a beautiful city. I love going there but it is so expensive to live there. Fortunately, it's a mere hour from here so we can go visit it easy enough. We live here in Albuquerque only out of necessity as this is where my hubby's job is. We'd love to live in Santa Fe or even Taos if we could afford to live there.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:12 PM   #4488
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I am going to start a new vent.

I have been losing the toenails on both big toes since I catered a wedding 2 months ago (being on my feet in the heat without my cane too long). The one nail has since fallen off but the other is "hanging in there" so to speak.

Yesterday we went to the vet to pick up dog food (both dogs have allergies and are on special food). The flats of cans we wanted had loose ones on the top and so I held up an open case and the loose ones while DH got a full one. What I didn't know was there was an open case of another kind above hanging over the edg and I hit it with my head. Two cans came crashing down and hit my two toes. It hurt so bad I couldn't move. The toe without the nail is still very painful and I think I bruised the already tender nail area. The other toe now has twice the bruise under it and I can feel the pressure of the blood but the nail won't loosen. My nurse friend said I should go and have it drained (ouch and yuk)

My vent is that the girl behind the desk was more worried about the fact that we dented the two cans of food and they couldn't be sold. When I explained that the case was hanging over the edge she said that if I knew that already I should have been more careful. DH asked to see the manager (Vet) and was told he was busy. She added the cost of the two tins to our bill and Tony just left all the food there, helped me up and said she would never see us again. This clinic is owned by the same people who own the clinic we go to by our old house, it is just closer for food.

My toes are horrendously sore and swollen today and I do believe I will have to go have them looked at. I feel like I should write the owners and tell them how we were treated. What does everyone else think? Should I just let this go?
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I am going to start a new vent.

I have been losing the toenails on both big toes since I catered a wedding 2 months ago (being on my feet in the heat without my cane too long). The one nail has since fallen off but the other is "hanging in there" so to speak.

Yesterday we went to the vet to pick up dog food (both dogs have allergies and are on special food). The flats of cans we wanted had loose ones on the top and so I held up an open case and the loose ones while DH got a full one. What I didn't know was there was an open case of another kind above hanging over the edg and I hit it with my head. Two cans came crashing down and hit my two toes. It hurt so bad I couldn't move. The toe without the nail is still very painful and I think I bruised the already tender nail area. The other toe now has twice the bruise under it and I can feel the pressure of the blood but the nail won't loosen. My nurse friend said I should go and have it drained (ouch and yuk)

My vent is that the girl behind the desk was more worried about the fact that we dented the two cans of food and they couldn't be sold. When I explained that the case was hanging over the edge she said that if I knew that already I should have been more careful. DH asked to see the manager (Vet) and was told he was busy. She added the cost of the two tins to our bill and Tony just left all the food there, helped me up and said she would never see us again. This clinic is owned by the same people who own the clinic we go to by our old house, it is just closer for food.

My toes are horrendously sore and swollen today and I do believe I will have to go have them looked at. I feel like I should write the owners and tell them how we were treated. What does everyone else think? Should I just let this go?

Ouch, this sounds very painful. Well, I don't know what the policy is regarding careless stocking of shelves at the vets, but maybe speak to a lawyer?? You have suffered injury which might be expensive. Do they have a sign up at the vets that states that they won't take any responsibility for any injury caused in their office? Might be worth looking into. Incidentally I think the person who was more concerned about the cans being dented then your injury shouldn't be working in a profession where compassion is important. Just my opinion!
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:17 PM   #4490
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What are you waiting for? Olivia got a finger closed in the back door here and right now her little nail turned purple and started to swell. We waited til she fell asleep and her dad steralized a needle and then put several holes one on top not much came out along the side and fluid poured out, the swelling left and she now has a new nail. She slept through it. I don't recommend doing this but the er could do it safely or your doctor and your feet should heal faster.Plus I'd write that letter..NOW
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