This photo was taken at Mindowaskin Pond about an hour after I got out of the emergency room.
When: Thursday, February 2nd (Groundhog's Day), from 8pm to 8:30pm
Where: Mindowaskin Pond in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey
Weather: Overcast, 43 degrees, NW winds at 18mph and gusting to 24 mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.19in and rising
Moon: Waxing, a few days after the first quarter
Water Conditions: Low and stained
What a day.
Overnight Wednesday: Wake-up repeatedly with severe stomach cramps and nausea.
5:30am-Get out of bed after having NOT slept to spend some quality time driving the porcelain bus.
5:30am to 7:50am-Lots of wailing and moaning.
7:50am-Depart house for a company meeting in Clark.
8am to 10:15am-Sit through meeting while using every bone in my body to not get-up and leave for a variety of health-related reasons.
10:30am-Arrive back home, right into bed.
10:30am to 10:45am-More moaning and wailing, tossing and turning.
11:00am-Realization that I should probably go the emergency room
11:30am-Lindsay picks me up seeing as I was in no shape to drive my own vehicle.
12:00pm-Arrive at emergency room at Overlook Hospital.
12:00pm to 7:00pm-Tests, doctors, nurses and lots of waiting.
5:30pm-Diagnosed with stomach virus, NOT appendicitis.
7:00pm-FINALLY, leave the emergency room.
8:00pm-Fishing nearby home at Mindowaskin Pond.
A very special thank-you to Lindsay, who said she was going to bring a bowl of goldfish if I was admitted into the hospital. She wasn't kidding either.
99 days and counting. Can't go back now.