Saturday, 14 July 2012

This photo is of the Niagara Escarpment of the Bruce Peninsula.

The weather in Toronto has been scorching and humid with little respite except for thunder and hail storms to the west. I'll be happy when the weather returns to cooler temperatures.  The above photo makes me yearn to stick bare feet into the cold water which laps against the rocky shoreline, an activity that would be certain to cool my poor overheated body.

My eyes are seeimg to get a little better with sparse use of the computer, TV and cell phone. I'm to get new lenses shortly which may alleviate the condition a little. I'm finding that drinking more fluid and using saline eye drops are producing an improvement. And I'm planning a vacation for later this summer to get away while looking for a new apartment as the one I've been in for the last couple of years has increased its pest population to an unbearable level.

This leads me to wonder if this is a underlying problem with my eyesight as I'm very drug sensative and any of the toxic chemicals used so far in battling the pests has proven to make me nauseated, wheeze or send me to the hospital emergency with exposure to boric acid (used for roaches, and yet the flysheet says it will kill rats and rabitts). Why is the boric acid used in a building with children I'll never know but am writing a letter to government officials to inquire about the validity of such substances. Any comments on the use of Boric Acid or other such chemicals is appreciated.

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Leah J. Utas said...

I'd soak my feet right beside you.

Meanwhile, I had to look up boric acid. Good for chapped lips and kills rodents. Can't beat that.

Wish I could be more help.

Charles Gramlich said...

Glad the eye thing is getting a little better. I hope that continues. I've seen the Niagara escarpment, although not that far up.

Phoenix C. said...

Beautiful photo, looks such an idyllic place.

I hope you find somewhere really nice to live. Also that you get some cool refreshing weather.