2018 Life Logs, Day 102—Costco Trip and Newcomers Meeting
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Weather: Partly Sunny; High Temp 50, Low 46 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
My day involved a trip to Costco which a full hour north of here. So between driving and shopping, that took most of the day. I needed certain vitamin supplements that I buy there, and the price at which I can buy them there justifies the trip. So off I went. And since Home Depot is right next to Costco, I also did a little shopping there. Then this evening I went to a Newcomers monthly meeting. The speaker tonight was an entomologist, Larry Dapsis, from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension office. The topic was tick-borne diseases and how best to prevent them. The presentation was excellent. The presenter was knowledgeable and presented the facts with humor which made a grim topic most enjoyable. The number of tick-borne illnesses in New England is extremely high and the consequences can be devastating. The most common tick-borne diseases in Massachusetts are Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis. And then there are others that are rare, but still occur. Prevention seems to require the use of an insecticide called Permethrin. I’m not a big fan of using insecticides, but in this case, it seems like the only sensible course of action. Lots to think about and research, but while I’m doing that, I want to send a big thank to the Newcomers Programming Vice-Presidents, Jane Murphy and Jane Woodin, for bringing such an important topic before the group.