BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Dog days of summer

ok, I know it's tough.  It's hot, the kids are home, and many people are looking forward to a cruise in the cooler months. That being said, the boards are getting a little dull.  I know I haven't been posting much, but truth is, I have nothing booked and I can't even consider anything til I have some surgery, which may be sometime in September.  Then some recovery time, possibly more surgery on my knee, and then, maybe, I can look at a cruise.  I was hoping to do a super bowl cruise because my Chiefs look good this year and may have a viable shot.   Stupid Bengals......if they don't fumble, and then implode......Pittsburgh goes home, Cincy goes into New England, and my Chiefs go to Denver for a division playoff game.   Things may have been different last year but for those STUPID BUNGALS.  

So as I look at cruises I know I won't be on, unless there is an amazing price drop, I offer this to my Forum Friends......stay cool, hydrate, protect yourselves from Zika ( or whatever the Republicans are telling us to watch out for, while blaming the Democrats for its spread ) and enjoy the summer.   And remember, as the Polar Cap melts,the islands we all know and love will shrink or disappear.  So, enjoy them now.

 

 

 

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meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

The forums have been a little calm, and I try and keep them lively, but never sure what to add in. 

 

Sorry to hear about the pending surgeries, but you have to take care of yourself first!

 

The dog days are for sure... I picked up a second PT job for bills and cruise expenses, so here is to spending my days in an office and not by a pool with a drink in handCrying

Johngold
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Contributor Level: Captain

My distraction is Golf. So paying weekly " weakly" make a big difference in the waiting game of cruising. Summer here is rather short so we take advantage  of dog days while we have them.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

BAK, the best recovery til is sitting on a cruise!  3 years back I had a pacemaker installed and was cruising 5 days later.  As far as I am concerned that is exactly what the doctor ordered.  Wonder if I can get a prescription for that???

 

Best of luck on your surgery!

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I do not think there is ever a day goes by where I do not think of a cruise at least a dozen times and the dog days just brings it more to the fore as the warm humid weather just brings to mind a nice island in the tropics. 

 

I hope they get you in for your surgery and that it goes well so you can soon start making more plans.

 

I walk my dogs a few miles every night and while walking around I can guarantee where my mind will end up. It is always on a cruise ship. I swear I have PCS, post cruise syndrome, or pre cruise syndrome the two are so darn close it is hard to tell them apart and one seems to drift into the other.

 

Is it an obsession or a dream or just a side effect of the dog days .....

JusMe
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Contributor Level: Captain

Hope surgery and recovery goes well for you.  There is no better place to lay around,  be pampered, have meals taken care of and have everything cleaned up after you then on a ship.  I have done a cruise when I was recovering,  I did not get off the ship at the ports.   It was a great place to relax,  when your relaxed you heal better.  

 

One cruise we went on one of my friends had just had brain surgery a couple weeks before and his doctor cleared him for the cruise.  He  just had to be careful where the screen was put in.  He did not get off to go to ports,   he thought it was a great place to recover. So much better then stuck at home.  My friend only got strange looks at formal night when he could not wear a beanie into the MDR and his head was shaved with the zipper scar,  but it was the topic of discussion for the dinner table that night and answered why he was in a beanie the rest of the trip.

 

If it's your knee,  get one of the power scooters for around the ship........ make it a game with 1 point for ever kid you run over,  2 points if you get the kid airborne and 3 points if airborne and lands in the pool.   

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I know it is summer here in so Cal.   Last weekend I drove to friends house in Santa Clarita to go to dinner.  On the drive up had to drive past the Sage Fire,  11,000 acres up in flames,   smoke over interstate 5 and traffic slowing to a crawl to look.  Smoke was thick enough I had to turn off the A/C in the car through the fire area,  I could smell it in the car even though the car has a Hepa filter system.

 

So far this summer we have already broke the record for a new high temp one day,  111 degrees,  we have had a few fires and are still in a drought with limited days and times to water your lawn.  I have let my lawn go brown to conserve water but still keep the garden watered and green.

 

Welcome to life in a So Cal summer.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Get me one of those prescriptions and let the health care pick it up! Can you imagine, a cruise for the price of a copay?!?Love

 

Johngold
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Contributor Level: Captain

[quote=JusMe]

I know it is summer here in so Cal.   Last weekend I drove to friends house in Santa Clarita to go to dinner.  On the drive up had to drive past the Sage Fire,  11,000 acres up in flames,   smoke over interstate 5 and traffic slowing to a crawl to look.  Smoke was thick enough I had to turn off the A/C in the car through the fire area,  I could smell it in the car even though the car has a Hepa filter system.

 

So far this summer we have already broke the record for a new high temp one day,  111 degrees,  we have had a few fires and are still in a drought with limited days and times to water your lawn.  I have let my lawn go brown to conserve water but still keep the garden watered and green.

 

Welcome to life in a So Cal summer.

I heard about the weather. One of my customer has a place in by San Diego and had to go down to do some major repair because of the heat. We never get that hot here, and if we did the we would be on the lookout for the red guy and pitchfork.

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

My knee is because I somehow managed to retear the meniscus. Which I originally damaged four years ago when I got hurt at work.  The back and neck also stem from that injury.  I won't do that surgery til I lose weight, but I can't really exercise unless I get my back done. I had my 3rd epidural 10 days ago. I got 9 1/2 weeks each out of the othe two, so, it is what it is.

 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Hope all goes well with the surgery. 

As for the dog days of summer, when it gets to hot in California, 7 day northbound cruise to Alaska. Visit the kids for a few weeks. Southbound cruise home.

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