7:08 am - Thursday - September 14th - 46º F, humidity 85%, wind 2 mph out of the north.....cloudy, no haze.....90% chance of rain today and Friday.....forecast high for Gardiner, MT is 65º F, and 61º F in Mammoth Hot Springs, WY.
It was wonderful to have Wednesday off as part of our three day weekend. There were many naps taken and enjoyed. I've realized I have not been able to take a lot of naps here in YNP as we are either working, or hiking 7 days a week.....not much time for napping. We awoke to very cloudy skies with the promise of rain early, but the rain did not materialize until 4 pm, and then it only rained for about 30 minutes. It looks as if the big rain is coming Thursday and Friday. For the past two months we have had mostly lows in the 40's, but over the next 15 days most lows will be either in the 30's, or 20's.....a majority of those days the lows will be in the 20's. There are even two or three days which show a possibility of snow.....what happened to Fall?
Wednesday was also the final day of my 5 day regimen of antibiotics for my tonsillitis......all appears to be well in that regard.....no pain, no swelling.....I think I'm ready to go back to work. Our decision to purchase a couple of bottles of antibiotics the last time we were in Los Algodones has paid dividends.....no unnecessary doctor visit to confirm what I already knew.....I had tonsillitis.....so I could get a prescription. For those who might be concerned that I am 'self medicating', I rarely take antibiotics, or pain killers....I avoid them if at all possible. I know my body pretty well after 67+ years and know when I am getting an infection. If I don't begin to take antibiotics within 24 hours of my tonsillitis onset I will be down for a week. The same is true for TLE.....you will remember that back in February we spent about two weeks boondocking near Borrego Springs, CA....TLE came down with what we knew to be a bladder infection.......had we had the antibiotics we have now we would not have had to drive 100 miles round trip in the middle of the night into Indio, CA and back just to get a diagnosis and a prescription, plus pay $100 for that privilege. She could have just stayed home, started a 5 day regimen, and we could have had a good night's sleep.
The leaves on the trees are beginning to turn yellow and drop to the ground, and the smell of Fall is in the air, however, with the rapid decline in daily temperatures Fall here may be a brief season followed quickly by winter. Our thoughts are beginning to drift forward to our next assignment, and we are beginning to think about packing things away in preparation for our departure, which is less than three weeks away. We are looking forward to seeing our children and grand children in just a few weeks when we attend our son's (Tim) wedding in SoCal, but for now we will strive to live in the moment, which means it is about time to have breakfast and get ready for another day of work in the Mammoth Hot Springs General Store!
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