Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 90, low 75)
We are still in Florida. We had hoped to be in the mountains of north Georgia by now, but there have been complications.
(The pictures today are from me wishing I was back in Blairsville)
My Mom woke up the other day extremely confused and confusing dreams or delusions for reality. We thought she may have gotten dehydrated so we made her drink more water. She just doesn’t want to drink anything. The next morning when it happened again we decided to take her to the doctor. The doctor ordered a CT Scan and a Doppler scan of her carotid artery. He suspected a stroke. She got wind of that and went into panic mode.
It turned out she had a mini stroke or a TIA. The doctor increased her Plavix and suggested she see neurologist. So, that is where we are now. She seems to be doing fine at the moment. No more delusions and she seems to be feeling pretty well. (Well at least as well as she ever feels) :)
We are trying to keep her from hearing the “S” word(stroke). She is a bit of a hypochondriac so we see no good reason for her to hear that word. It would only make her worry more. We aren’t sure how we’ll manage the “S” word when she sees the neurologist.
We’re not sure if we’ll be able to get up to Blairsville this summer or not. Our friends Tampa, Ralph and Terry are there for the month and our blogger friends Catherine and JoBeth just arrived for a month as well. Sure wish we could be there to visit them.
Yesterday, we came home to a flood inside the motorhome. We had water dripping out from the front of the overhead cabinets on the living room slide. There was a flood of water on the kitchen counter, some of which had drained into the stove opening. The couch was pretty wet on one corner, but not much water on the floor. We were baffled because we’ve never seen this type of leak. It looked like a bottle of water exploded into the air. Normally when you have a leak, it’s around the slide seal and the water runs down to the floor. There was some water on the floor but the majority was on the kitchen counter.
We think we had the “perfect storm” and the wind blew just the right way to blow water from the slide topper onto the slide and into the coach. We’re wondering if there was a little microburst or something. We weren’t home so we just don’t know. There were no trees or branches down to indicate strong winds and the neighbors didn’t notice anything severe.
The seals are good, but have never sealed as tight as they should. There is a lip on the top of the slide that should keep water from running inside, but we’re thinking the wind blew the water accumulation over the lip, under the cabinet and down the front of the cabinet. (if that makes sense). I’m sure we’ll have another rain today, so we’ll see what happens.
So, we’re sitting here sweltering in the Tampa heat and humidity wishing we were up in the mountains. Our other friends are on a 11 day Smithsonian trip in Iceland! We’re not too jealous!