And no, not because of my rheumatoid arthritis. Today, it’s all about the weather! Most of my readers know that even though I am from the United States, I have been residing in South America for the past few years. I live on top of the Andes Mountains (literally) at 12,ooo feet above sea level, to be exact. (Water takes forever to boil!)
Which mean that we are in the middle of winter right now. Our winters are usually quite cold, but dry. All of that changed yesterday, when snowflakes started to fall from the cloudy skies. It rained most of the night in the “lower” residential areas of the city, which means that this morning we woke up to the sight of snow covering the taller hills that surround the city. (Behind the cloud cover are even taller peaks that would take your breath away!)
A friend took this photo earlier today.
Late last evening my left knee started acting up. (That’s a euphamism for “it stopped working.”) This was more than likely a result of the cold and wet weather. I’ve grown accustomed to the low temperatures, but when you mix in some humidity, well that’s a whole different story. I was scheduled to attend the 4th of July picnic that is being held this afternoon at the ambassador’s residence, but I’ve cancelled all my plans.
I’m going to stay in bed, with my heating pad, all day long…and it’s going to be a wonderful day!
Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!