rash, toes and electric vehicles

Not my husband\’s hand but his rash and blisters are worse than this. 

My poor husband – I do feel really bad for him right now. His poison oak is really bad. He has some blisters that are the size of half dollars – filled with yellowish smelly pus. He has it on his arms, hands, in-between his fingers, chest, back of the neck, ankles now, and thighs and on top of his bald head and some on his face. I sent him over to urgent care at the Veterans clinic. I hope there is something they can do. It was a week today he came into contact with it. 

I wash our bed sheets every day – because of all the drainage. He wraps his forearms in cotton gauze – at $12 a box, we\’ve already paid out almost $40 in gauze. Finally, I told him since I was washing sheets every day, to cut up some old t-shirts into strips to use as a wrap. At the rate he is going, we\’ll be spending well over $100 in gauze by the end of the month. 

There will be no rodeo for us tomorrow night. He is so bummed out. We\’ve given the tickets to Navy and his wife. I promised him, next year we\’ll go. 

My Toes

I went to the podiatrist on Tuesday and both toes were infected. So back on the anti-biotics. Just 24 hours in and they already have improved. 

The husband and I are a mess, right now. My adult sons, keep saying, 

\”Wow what is with you guys?\” 

That statement will come back to haunt them one day. 



The Electric Car Debate 

I appreciate the technology involved with electric cars. My husband, really liked the Chevrolet Volt when it first came out – and has been fascinated with them, ever since. I know 2 people who own them and rave about them – of course, both of these people are well off, can afford the additional cost of insurance, and live in large Metro areas, where it really pays off. 

I really like my 20+ yr old Dodge Caravan. It runs great – looks fine and is not beat up and has 139,000 miles on it. We can tow our tent trailer – and haul. But when we do drive out of our rural area, the cost of gas is an issue. It probably gets about 25 MPG. 17 in the city. But we know things will start breaking…we have to be prepared. 

We\’ve been saving extra cash and our stimulus and tax returns for years – to purchase a new car without financing. My parents always bought their vehicles that way and my friend Anita, and her husband always purchase a vehicle in cash. It takes financial discipline (which I have) and patience. 

So we\’re ready – and we don\’t agree. California will go all-electric by 2045 and so will gasoline stations – slowly they will disappear here in the Golden State. I\’ll be 91. And there is the chance, it just may not happen. 

Then again, back during the turn of the century, I am sure there must have been those, who thought the \”horseless carriage\” was just a fad. It\’s trying to find the middle ground. Then again, no matter how hard you plan, you can never totally be prepared. 

Frankly, I\’d like to just play it by ear – I do my best when I take things as they come to me. My husband is the opposite. He is always trying to plan for our future. 

Meanwhile, our van does fine…and we\’ll just keep socking it away. 

9 thoughts on “rash, toes and electric vehicles

  1. Anonymous May 13, 2021 / 11:25 pm

    So sorry y'all are having such health problems. Prayers for your healing! You're under attack by the devil. Pray that he will leave in Jesus' name and he will flee from you. He has to. I've had to do that many times when we've been targeted. The devil is the enemy of all mankind.Just my two cents, not trying to argue: Gosh, I'm glad I don't have to make this decision. I guess y'all have thought of all this and more but if California goes all electric, how will people get goods delivered? And how will people travel in the State from out-of-State? And how will farmers bring the crops in? They can't use electric. There's not enough torque to plow or harvest a field. Or vineyards make their wine? Etc. People that can afford it already are going to leave in droves (that's already happening – CA has already lost one Seat in the House). Plus none of the other States are going that route. It's insanity. It is not the way of the future. If the all electric happens the California economy will crash and burn like a lit match in a fireworks factory.Maybe y'all should move a little to the East and get over the border. Save big bucks.Blessings. xx

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  2. Anonymous May 14, 2021 / 4:33 am

    I haven't been around lately, so I don't know how your husband got the poison oak. Did he roll in it? My daughter once had a horrible case of poison ivy. The folks at Urgent Care told us she got poison ivy and had an allergic reaction to it. That's why it was so bad. I hope all is well with both of you and in a hurry.Love,Janie

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  3. Anonymous May 14, 2021 / 5:53 pm

    I agree…your poor husband…and you! πŸ™πŸ’–

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  4. Anonymous May 14, 2021 / 9:48 pm

    Hi DebbyOh your poor husband. I can only imagine how terrible he must feel. Were they able to give him something to help? I remember when I my mom got poison sumac and my niece got it as well. It was hellish… Sorry about your toes but glad to hear the antibiotics are working….I love the car I drive now a lot but, if I had the opportunity to get into say a Dodge Caravan I would in a flat second.. I didn't realize how much room we actually do use when we bought this car but for now, it is what it is..

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  5. Anonymous May 14, 2021 / 10:40 pm

    I can't leave California – its my home. My family is here. Fortunately I live in a rural independent county. With California influencing national politics, one day there won't be any place to live.

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  6. Anonymous May 14, 2021 / 10:41 pm

    He helped out a friend of ours, cutting back her property to make a fire line. He must be allergic to it as well, as it was over more than half of his body.

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  7. Anonymous May 14, 2021 / 10:41 pm

    yep but I am doing better –

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  8. Anonymous May 14, 2021 / 10:43 pm

    I love the dodge caravans. We've owned 2 of them. Only thing, it's not an economy vehicle at at.

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  9. Anonymous May 15, 2021 / 2:37 am

    Hands so sore isn't pleasent I feel for your poor hubbyNot sure what a dodge caravan looks like

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