The definition of "waylaid" is ... to intercept or attack from ambush, as in order to rob, seize or slay"
What a perfect definition! Yes! I have been waylaid!!!!!
Friday when we took the grandkids home, I was fine. Had a little cough - figured it was nothing more than either (1) allergies, or (2) the "Lisinopril cough" ... most likely a combination of the two. But I felt fine.
Saturday, we worked here at Coffee Creek RV Resort. By Saturday evening I was feeling worse. Just out of breath. Tired. Weary. Weak. And coughing horribly. It got worse thru the night.
Sunday morning, too sick to even think about going to church.
Worked on Monday - spent the better part of the day trying to get the laundry done from the cabins that had been rented over the weekend for the family reunion that was here.
Monday evening we had our meal - Breakfast for Dinner.
I made it thru all that - but with absolutely no reserves whatsover left. I remember stumbling when we were finished at The Star, Brock was at the door to help. I really don't remember coming home all that much - like a major fog.
Monday night was awful! I found myself on the couch, trying to give Rick some peace and quiet in the bed, with a coughing fit hitting every 10 minutes and lasting 3-5 minutes. Oh my!!!!!
Tuesday I started a round of Z-pack antibiotics. Taking Mucinex. Using Rick's breather. Drinking LOTS. But I was unable to work - barely able to stand and function within the RV. Good grief!
Tuesday night was basically a repeat of Monday night.
By Wednesday morning, the coughing fits were coming less often, but still just as intense and violent. Still unable to function enough to get out and go to work.
Wednesday night I was able to find some sleep - about 30 to 45 minutes without coughing 3 different times thru the night.
This morning, I decided to take a shower - thought surely that would make me feel better. Yes and no. I feel cleaner. But talk about being wiped out! Oh my! So, once again, we didn't go to work. I have worked on the website a little, surfed on Facebook some, but slept on the couch more.
Still coughing - the "fits" are coming maybe once an hour or so now. Intense, violent, and painful. I have pulled something in my stomach and lower right side - never knew such muscle pain and soreness as I know now.
Please Lord, have mercy!!!!!
Financing went thru ... the truck was bought and brought home ...
And then the nightmare began - Oh my word!!!!
First it was just getting insurance on it - never knew it was that hard to get insurance on a flat bed pick up! Good grief! Ended up going with Geico just to get a decent price - but we weren't happy. After a couple of months, we switched to Farm Bureau - better price, local agent.
Then, although it pulled the RV great - the lights were a pain in Rick's behind! An afternoon in the trailer shop and $80 later - the lights were working when hooked to the RV, but not when the truck stood alone. ? What? Charlie looked at the lights - said that they were a virtual rat's nest of wires, and it would take longer than he had right then to trace it all down. Joshua looked at it and said basically the same thing. Joshua and his daddy talked about just getting the "metal lights" like you use on a trailer. ?
Then, when we were taking the Suburban (on a trailer, pulled by the Dodge) from Santo to Sulphur Springs, the power steering pump went out in the middle of Dallas traffic! Really?
The truck has been in the shop now for almost a month.
Rick finally found a pump at a reasonable price in Houston, had it shipped in. Mechanic got it on, and it is working - thank the Lord! Today the mechanic has been working on the lights.
Can we say "buyer's remorse"? Sigh. Our hearts were not in a bad place when we go this truck - we had no way of knowing all this was going to happen and eat into the money that we do not have ... sigh.
Lord, have mercy!
Especially after getting way too much sun last week while sitting at the swimming pool with the grandkids. I wouldn't take for that time with them - just wish my body wasn't so sensitive to the sun. And I don't mean sunburning sensitive! But allergy type sensitive. Sigh.
If I can garner the energy, I may creep out the door and sit outside for a while - thinking maybe the fresh air might make me feel better.
Not sure what is for supper tonight ... still not having much of an appetite - know I need to eat, just hard to find something that tastes good, and stays down very long.
Rick is still doing good on the dialysis. His numbers are still good. He said that he is tired more than what he was - not sure if that is from doing more, or perhaps the hotter weather. His legs are giving him some trouble - said that they are super-sensitive. We aren't sure if that is normal in a dialysis patient or not. ? Something to discuss with the doctor in August.
I am working on the website here ... and trying to figure out just how to do our genealogy. I have some others that are interested in what I have done so far. But to figure out the best way to share ... hmmmmm
His best friend, Craig, in Oregon, has invited Rick to come up and go salmon fishing during the run this year. Rick would really like to do that - and especially since not knowing how all this will be longer term with dialysis.
Rick said that if God makes the way, that we will actually have a vacation this year! If so, it will be our FIRST vacation EVER! September 5 will be our 34th wedding anniversary. And due to work and raising kids and paying bills - we have never taken a full vacation. A day here and there. But never a go away vacation. When we lived in Idaho, we would come to Texas 3 or so times a year, but it wasn't like a relaxed time to get here or get back. We hurried here to spend all our time with the kids and grandkids and then had to hurry back to go to work.
We would like to take some side trips on the way up to Oregon, and on the way back. Rick said that he has several things on his "bucket list" that could be accomplished with this one trip.
Now, just to wait and see if God has this for us ... if so, we need the money. Lord???