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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Monday, June 21, 2010
I received a cool present for Father’s Day. And I mean “cool” in the sense that it’s supposed to keep me cool on hot days in the studio at the Cactus Compound and Detox Center.

In Tucson, we’ve seen the temperature shoot through 100 degrees more than a few days so far. I don’t care how dry the heat is, it feels like a blast furnace outside. The winter is heavenly, of course, but on these hot summer days the office—-the headquarters of Fabry Interplanetary Global Media—-remains a bit toasty because there are no air vents. Thus, I do sweateth profusely.

Enter Father’s Day present. At the behest of someone who wrote on her blog, Andrea purchased a “Thermal Cherry Stone Neck Pillow.” That hopeless romantic. It came in a little brown box, like the Build-a-Bear dolls, with a little hole for the stones to peek out. Just stick it in the microwave and heat it up and you get soothing warmth right down to the bone. Stick it in the freezer and you get hours of soothing coolness.

So today I tried it on my program. The temperature rose to 84 and by the end of the first hour it was over 86. Between hours I ran to the freezer and put on my stone neck pillow. So cool. I felt like that beer commercial where the train comes in and freezes everything. I skipped back to the studio and began hour 2. However, the stones began to warm. I shifted the pillow and tried to get every ounce of coolness, but thirty minutes in it was warm.

Do I need 2 pillows? I don’t know. My feeling is, I just need a new vent for the AC. But if you hear a rattle during the show, you'll know it's the Father's Day present at work.

Only a few more days until the Drew Brees book releases. It's called Coming Back Stronger and I think it's really going to help a lot of people who are experiencing some adversity in life. Even if you don't like football it should be a good read for you.

And in October, my new novel, Almost Heaven releases. It won't be in the same league with Brees, but that's okay. It's written for much the same audience, people who wonder if God can use them through the adversity. I hope you enjoy both books. I feel blessed to have been part of them.


Karol said...

A few years back I was given a neck band which really does keep me cool for hours. Rocks would only keep you cool until they reach your body temperature, but neck coolers made with water absorbing gel stay cool because they are slowly allowing water to evaporate. I found this website so you can make them yourself (or probably someone in your family sews).

Betsy said...

I agree completely with Karol. I used one in Colorado last year hiking up 1100 vertical foot trail (what was I thinking???). HeatMax Evercool Bandanas are excellent and as they warm, you simply turn them a bit on your neck for fresh coolness -- should last for BOTH hours of your show (and they look snappy, too).