Monday, May 5, 2014


       There is a Stephen King book called The Dome which was made into a TV series.   It's the story of a small town which is mysteriously covered overnight by a clear dome.  You can't get in and you can't get out.  Why does this remind me so much of Largo, Fl.?

         My story begins when my daughter/best friend became ill in January of this year.  I stayed with her for two weeks and was returning home at last when a young lady who was late getting back to work from her lunch slammed into my car.   Though the car was driveable, I returned to Robin's house to call my insurance company, her insurance company, and - smartest of all - Morgan and Morgan.

          When I returned home a couple of days later I had various tests and started therapy for neck and shoulder injuries sustained in the accident.   This is still ongoing.   Though I am feeling a little better, it looks like it will be a long road to recovery.

            Since I am obviously a slow learner, I embarked again for Largo to spend Easter with daughter and family.  While there, I developed a cough that just wouldn't go away, so I returned home the Wednesday after Easter.  I decided that I must just have a nasty cold and endured my misery until Monday, when I recruited my long-suffering son to take me to the emergency room because I suddenly couldn't breathe.  

            Imagine my surprise when they took one look at me and rushed me to a bed in the emergency room.  After X-rays, blood work, etc.  the doctor said, and I quote, "You have a little pneumonia."  Is this like being a little bit pregnant?
Two days later they allowed me to go home, loaded down with medications, etc.

             So here I am, feeling much better but not quite back to my old energetic self; so bored with inactivity that I just signed up to take an online course in  proofreading and copyediting.  I have always delighted in finding glaring mistakes in the daily paper, so I figured this would be right up my alley.

             Should I blame Largo for all this misfortune?  Why not?</

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