April 16, 2018

ALL NIGHT



George was ill last night with a bit of food poisoning.  All night.

About 400 people showed up for an annual potluck, most bringing something to eat.  He ate a far, far wider variety of things than I did.  I hope 400 other folks didn’t go home ill.  Yes, he didn’t go to work.  Yes, I am a worry wart.  
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  • Himself:  Finally got to sleep around dawn.  His knee looks like it has shingles.
  • Herself:  I have an appointment at the VA tomorrow to see if I qualify for audiology.
  • Reading:  Box.  “Open Season,” his first Joe Pickett novel.
  • Watching:  This morning the Boston Marathon, this evening Antiques Roadshow.
  • Gratitude’s:  That he’s vastly better by noon.



19 comments:

  1. I hope George is feeling better and by the way, I love that picture.

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    1. We both like that too. It was taken in the 89's.
      He's a bit better and is pouring down liquids.

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  2. I was ill from food recently, for maybe the second time in my life. Awful. I too hope others fared better, and that George is better, soon.

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    1. I am so sorry. I have had food poisoning twice. I've let the leader of the gathering know what happened as there were 400 folks there.

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  3. Potlucks can be the death of us. I'm quite leery of eating at these events.

    Your comment about checking at the VA about audiology made me wonder, do you have a military pension? Do you have Tricare? I'm curious as I would love to have Terry's hearing checked and maybe that's a way to do it, through the VA.

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    1. I have Medicare and a Medicare supplement. One friend of mine who has Kaiser also gets his ears taken care of at the VA. I thought perhaps I would give it a try. I have an appointment tomorrow and will let you know.

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    2. I hope you are able to get help there. And yes, please let me know how it goes.

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  4. I had a fast bout with food poisoning a few months ago. It did not make me sick but was concerning. Both eggs and romaine lettuce are being blamed for making people sick this month. Give George a hug from me as I am well and carrying nothing although spent the weekend with a friend who was fighting a cold!

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    1. So glad you are ok now. Yes, you don't have time for a cold with that awful weather pounding through there.

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  5. I am always so nervous about pot luck meals! Glad George is better!

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    1. I bring my things on ice, and I serve my dishes surrounded by ice. Eggs and romaine seem to be a problem, and sure enough G ate an egg dish.

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  6. I'm so sorry he was sick. Glad he's better. My grandmother who grew up on a ranch used to mutter at picnics "don't eat the potato salad."

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    1. I ice the foods I bring putting the dishes in a big bowl of ice. You can eat my potatoe salad.

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  7. I've attended many potlucks and never worried about the food. Maybe I should, after reading your story.

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    1. I went but didn't eat the same foods he did. Just don't eat egg dishes.

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  8. I've had it once, and everybody at the meal got it. Wretched it was.

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    1. Yes, I had it twice. Never again.

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  9. Soooo sorry he was sick. That is the worst sickness to have but fortunately it doesn't last too long. Just seems to.

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  10. Food poisoning...everyone's worst nightmare. Hope he is feeling better today.

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