Thursday, June 15

100 degrees and Allergies

I grew up in Kansas so I shouldn't be a stranger to extreme summer temps or allergies either, for that matter. The last summer that I spent in KS it averaged 117 degrees. In the shade. That was also the summer that I worked a temp job for a place that does plastic blowmolding (for places like Rubbermaid) and the plastic parts would come out of the machines at something like 125 degrees. Needless to say, it was a hot summer.

But I don't live in Kansas anymore, Colorado is currently home. Colorado is not supposta be as hot as Kansas but yesterday it was hotter. The town that I grew up in had high temp of 91. Here in Colorado it was 100 freakin degrees.

The morning didn't start out so bad, but by mid-morning things were starting to get ugly. We don't have air conditioning in this house so I simply had the windows open. The living room where I spend most of my time with the boys has a box fan in the window to suck in air from outside. Yesterday I forgot to turn it off before it started to warm up outside which proved to be a huge mistake. The house was nasty hot.

As the day drug on my allergies started to make an appearance and by bedtime I was felt like my head was going to pop. I've gotten to the point where I don't like to take a bunch of medicine but last night I caved. I couldn't take it anymore! Two Tylenol PM and a glass of water later I went to bed! Sound strange to take Tylenol PM for allergies? Interesting, the "sleep aide" part of Tylenol PM is Diphenhydramine, the generic version of Benadryl Allergy. Neat, huh?


Blogger Jamie said...

I thought Colorado was supposed to be a good place for those suffering from allergies...according to a friend who grew up there and cursed the Florida climate. I have suffered through them for the first time here in VA. Have you tried Clariton?

June 16, 2006 11:09 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Jamie, I guess pollen in the area has been unusually high. This is the first time I have ever had issues with allergies here in Colorado. I have taken Clariton before and it worked, but this time around it didn't even come close to helping out. It was VERY strange!

June 16, 2006 1:42 PM  

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