There have been a least 2 deaths around here due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)
It is a rare disease that is spread to horses and humans among the most serious group of mosquito-borne virus diseases. It can affect the central nervous system causing severe complications and even death. Symptoms: sudden onset of headache, high fever, chills and vomiting. Use your bug repellant!!
Saturday night we had the most severe thunderstorms I have ever witnessed. Our neighborhood got struck several times. One barn, where collectable ammo was stored was struck and burned to the ground...very loud and scary! Wells were struck, septic systems, a lot of electronics. Some neighbors had framed photos, shelves and light bulbs shatter in their homes. Praise the Lord we only had one photo fall from the wall and it did not break!!
The little boy that I refer to as Sidekick, whom I have kept for 11 years was attacked by a pit bull also on Saturday. As fas as anyone knows the pit was 5 years old and the last rabies shot on record was when he was 1 year old. The owner shot the dog to have it sent for testing...only to find out that the place lost power so the tissue in the dogs head is no longer good for testing. At this point it looks as if Sidekick will have to go through the vaccination for rabies. I do hope and pray that some miracle will come about so he will not have to endure that procedure.
I am busy, busy, busy preparing for my daughter's wedding and getting the girls ready for the new school year. My visiting is hit and miss per say, I do hope that you will continue to stop by and leave a comment..I will get around to seeing what all I have missed in your gardens!
Today I am Thankful to be able to write this post.