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Monday, November 07, 2011

The Perfect Storm

Now that is perhaps a bit of an overstatement, but that is how it feels. It seems that I am doing another post that we normally do not do, namely anything about our health. Again, no particular reason, It just worked out that way.

The last few days with our grandson Aleister, I started to feel not so good, and soon Anneke and Aleister’s mom, as well. The boy had gotten all of us. He was out of Pre-K for awhile with a really bad cold/flu.

We cut short our final visit, as I was not feeling well. The next day, Sunday, was our departure day. Anneke and I were taking the usual over the counter stuff to keep this crud at bay. Oh yes, we had to remember to change the clock. I did not get a lot of sleep and we did not adjust to the time change well. We were off our bio-rhythms, if you believe in such things. It was a long four hours to get to our overnight stop south of Montgomery, AL. To add insult to injury, we had another hour added to the day. All evening we kept saying, is it really only this or that time. Since we did not feel that hot, we were in bed at nine-unheard off. So, of course, I was done sleeping by 4AM.

Today we had an uneventful journey to the Gulf Shores State Park, AL. I was dragging and looking forward to a quick set up and some rest-right! We were instructed to drive around the five hundred sites to pick the one we wanted-really? Anneke does not let such a challenge go unmet. After a long and for me painful search, we did end up with a pretty nice waterfront site. This was much to the chagrin of the two folks behind her at the registration office, since they both wanted the same site.

I quickly set up thinking about sitting out by the water. Somewhere in here, we heard from Aleister’s mom that she had to go to an urgent care because of a fever and sinus infection. This does not bode well for us. Anneke had spotted a fish market on our way in and so off we go for fresh fish for dinner. I was definitely not improving. Upon return I checked my temperature-yep, I too, now had a 101 temp.

As I write this, I am drinking lots of water and hoping that I do not need to find an urgent care by morning. I cannot remember the last time I had a fever, it has been years.

There are no pictures to go with this since pictures of my red face are not that pleasing and I have taken no others for several days-also very unusual.

26 comments:

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Oh gracious Chuck. We sure hope you are feeling much better by the time you read this. I can't imagine having to drive 4 hours feeling like you do and then having to set up! I hope you are feeling better right now! Prayers coming your way.

Karen and Al said...

Gosh, what a horrible day you had. I hope a good night sleep helps you feel better tomorrow.

Will be anxious to see the pictures from the campground.

Peter + Beatrix said...

Hope you are gettin' well soon. Being sick underway is never good.

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Hope you both are on the mend, or at least leveled out. Travelling and being ill are not a pleasant combination; been there and done that. Glad you made it safely to your destination. Sounds like you have a very pleasant spot in which to recuperate.

Katie said...

I hope you feel better soon!!!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Hope you wake up tomorrow feeling much, much better!
At least you'll have that nice waterfront site to recuperate in :)

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon! Especially before you heard down here next week! Rest up, at least with retirement you have as many sick days as you need.:)
-Heather

Gypsy said...

I can really sympathize with you as I think I've caught something from a grandchild. I haven't had a cold in years, so I'm hoping it's allergies. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Jim and Sandie said...

Sure hope you are feeling so much better and that you get a good night's sleep. We tend to stay put when one of us doesn't feel good.

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

hope you both feel better soon and then you can enjoy your waterfront site!

Joe & Nancy Conrad said...

Being sick is never fun especially on the road. Hope you get better soon, drink some hot chicken broth and let the steam go up your nose. The hotter the better.

Carol K said...

Chuck, I hope you feel better soon. Anneke, take good care of him!

E Squared and Mui said...

I hope you're feeling better. I am keeping my fingers crossed that my boss, who told me on the phone yesterday that she has a bad case of the flu, does the right thing and stays home. Don't need a flu to complicate my life now (or ever, really).

Jerry and Suzy said...

Sit down (or lie down) and REST. No need to go traipsing anywhere until you feel better. Grandkids are fun, but flu isn't. Good luck with a speedy recovery.

Janna and Mike said...

Yuck, hope you are feeling better soon. Someone I know called children, "walking bundles of germs." Could be right!

Elaine said...

hope you both got some much needed rest last night and that your feeling better today..

Jeff & Barbie said...

Hope you two are feeling better. We are up in Foley at Anchors Aweigh and drove down to Gulf State Park yesterday-may have passed by you folks. Take care!

Rick and Paulette said...

Hope the fever subsides and you are feeling better. Even better if you don't have to make a visit to the 'medicine man'!

Janie and John said...

Hope this flu/cold is short lived. Maybe the weather will cooperate and you can sit in the sun by the water as you recover.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I don't think there is anything perfect about this storm.

Hope the rest does it for you and you feel back to normal quickly.

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Hope you feel better real soon!! You really will enjoy Gulf Shores.

Shirley said...

I am curious, did you have reservations at Gulf Shores at the state park, and how long will they let you stay?

Barry and Linda said...

Hope yer' feelin' better soon. Bein' sick is never any fun. Enjoy Gulf Shores.

Pennie said...

Hope you feel better soon .. Gulf Shores is a beautiful park!

Love the pic of your grandson .. so adorable

Kevin and Ruth said...

So sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope by now that you are feeling better and that it is nothing more that a cold/flu. There isn't anything too much worst than trying to travel when you feel like a bag of s**t. Hope the rest of the family are feeling better too.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Sure hope you are feeling better by now.