What a beautiful weekend we've had at the coast. It was a working weekend for us and an extremely hot one. 103 degrees farenheit today. Our business was off today and I'm sure the heat had a lot to do with it. Just going from the house to the car is miserable. Then getting the car remotely cool is another problem when just going short distances. I can see why everyone wanted to stay inside today.
I'm praying that the tourists who traveled in to Holden Beach today for their vacation will get some relief from this intense heat this week. There's always the ocean breeze; however 103 degrees is still 103 whether you have a breeze or not.
There's blessings to have in every situation. I am thankful that we have a nice cool place to call home. I pray for those who don't. I've read that there have been many heat related deaths in the Eastern part of the US this week which is where we reside.
What would you do in this situation? We have an 87 year old acquaintance who sells produce at the open air market that we're a part of. I've noticed lately that he's not quite himself. When we drove down on Thursday evening, we saw him sitting in his van at the market all by himself - it was 8 p.m. I told hubby to pull in since I was worried about him - it was in the high 90's still at that time of the day. I got out and went to the driver side window and said hello. He said, "wonder why no-one's here yet - it's almost 8 a.m." For some reason I knew that's what he would say. I said "Fulton, why are you here at 8 o'clock at night?" He said, "Oh my goodness - I thought it was 8 o'clock in the morning." He had already been there that whole day to sell produce and had gone home at 2 p.m. He took a nap and got up thinking he had slept all night and got ready again for the market. I told him to go on home and get some sleep and I would see him in the morning.. He asked me not to tell anyone what he had done. I made no promises.
We followed him home to be sure he made it ok but I couldn't comply with his request not to tell anyone. I called someone who knows him better than I know him to get his son's phone number back in Lumberton. The person I called said she would call his son, but she had called him several times about him being confused and doing other things like that and he didn't seem to be very concerned about it. Should I call Social Services down here? He travels back and forth every weekend from Lumberton (about 2 hours away). What would you do? Do you think his behavior calls for more intervention than a simple call to his son? Tell me what you think.