Sneeze, Cough, Sniffle

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152015

That’s been the theme song at our motorhome for the last few days. Between Miss Terry, myself, and our friend Jim, I think we’ve sent first quarter sales for the folks that make Kleenex, Alka Seltzer Cold Formula, and Mucinex skyrocketing to new levels. Yesterday morning I actually discovered a spot in the web between the thumb and index finger of my left hand that didn’t hurt. I think that was the only part of my body that didn’t. I knew Jim was just as bad off when he looked at me and said, “My hair aches.” And the man’s bald!

We are disappointed that we did not get to do much sightseeing or to visit with our many friends and readers who are here in the Rio Grande Valley, but we just did not feel up to it. And we darned sure did not want to share this crud with anyone else. Although, it sounds like a lot of people all over the country are dealing with the same thing.

Many of you know John and Kathy Huggins from the Living the RV Dream podcast and Facebook page. We received the sad news yesterday that Kathy is the hospital in Fairhope, Alabama in critical condition following emergency surgery. Please keep her in your prayers.

In spite of feeling like crap, we managed to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, proofed, and corrected yesterday and I’ll upload it to our printer’s webserver Monday morning for them to do their thing.

Today we plan to leave Pleasant Valley RV Resort and go to the Escapees Co-op park in Hondo, Texas for a few days. It’s been way too long since we’ve seen our pals Mike and Elaine Loscher, who have a lot there. Monday I’m supposed to get together for dinner with several of my author friends in the San Antonio area.

When we leave Hondo we’ll be hitting it pretty hard to get to Tucson for medical appointments the last week of the month, getting the new issue of the paper back from the printer and mailed out, and then Escapade.

All of that is assuming that we feel well enough by then. Or we may just pull the covers over our heads and sleep for a week or two. Right now, that sounds pretty good.

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  6 Responses to “Sneeze, Cough, Sniffle”

  1. So sorry to hear you are both under the weather. Hope you’re up and at ’em soon!!! I DO want to thank you for staying home … not that I’m anywhere near, but I hate it when people go out sick and pass it along to everyone in their path!!! Every time I hear a sneeze, I run the other direction!!

  2. sending our prayers to Kathy and hope all turns out well for her. So glad that you are coming to see us as you said it has been a long time.

  3. Nick is this issue going to be referred to affectionately as the crude issue? Hope you two feel better soon.

  4. So sorry to hear you both are so ill!! You do have company however…this year has been our worst ever for catching weird stuff!! I was quite ill in December and January both…finally ok for the most part now. Hope you and Terry mend quickly…rest until you do!! You no doubt are eating plenty of chicken soup!! A doc told me years ago that chicken soup had medicinal qualities and esp. so I have found if you add plenty of garlic and broccoli!! Also if you can drink the really pure kind of grape juice…Concord for instance…that stuff also helps loosen viruses from the body. Funny that is exactly what mom used to give us when we were ill as kids.

  5. Nick, I searched your blog … did you have a flu shot? While on shots, have you had the shingles vaccination? I have friends that have had shingles … you don’t want them!

  6. We arrived here at Hondo yesterday from Mercedes down in the RGV.. Will keep an eye out for you. Hoping you left that crud behind in the RGV.

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