Jeepers, I just talked to Chelsea. She called me from the hotel her family is staying at while they are getting their home repaired from Hurricane Charley. She sounded very resigned. She called to ask me to locate her a flight on the internet for August 28 or 29. She then told me about the new troubles that they were having. Her brother who is a toddler seems to be coming down with chicken pox and has a fever of 101. Her car also broke down. Her Dad lost his job today. She lost all of her belongings in the hurricane -- every single one because the roof fell in and fiberglass and rain mingled with everything.
She seems very relieved that I made her a home here already. I finished up her bedroom which is nice and cozy and warm. It is so freshly and happily decorated. People are donating things for her like crazy! Thank you, guys! She has a new bed, dresser, night stand, decorations and clothes and can use anything of mine so I am sure she is relieved as she has been homeless since Friday and will be homeless until she gets here. She has warm p.j.'s here and a kitty that likes to sleep in her bed. I know it won't replace what she lost, but I do hope she can make it all her own. I have lost all of my belongings a couple of times myself. I know how hard it is to "start over". My starting over wasn't from natural disaster, but from running from a dangerous partner. Also, I have had all of my belongings stolen from me. It is very hard to lose your photos and books and clothes and whatever possessions you have that make you what defines you and shows your personality.
I have been very happy with this new shunt! I have been able to think more clearly and the pressure remains stable in my head. I am amazed by the power of medicine! If I lived just 50 years ago, there would have been no relief for me! I would not have survived, actually. That amazes me. The body is a fabulous, wonderful machine. It is not connected to a power source (although God created it!) and yet can run on its own and do many incredible actions and show its magnificence. With just a tiny glitch though, it canbreak down or go haywire.
Well, it is a sleepy night and I haven't been taking care of myself in that department. I have suffered with insomnia my entire life. I suppose it goes along with the depression I suffer with. I have tried everything. If anyone has any suggestions let me know! It is common for me to see the sun come up and for me to nap a couple times during the day. My body just seems to want to come awake at night and get things done. It craves the quietness and seclusion of the darkness and can perform during the night hours. I can tell you every program that is on every TV channel throughout the night, and believe me, they are terrible! I have been this way for 20 years or more. I may fix it for a few days or a week or so, but I always go back to being a nocturnal being. Tonight, though, I am going to try to sleep as I have had too much anxiety to keep this body awake. Good night, all!