I'll start with the not-so-nice and get it out of the way. I was doing laundry and other chores earlier in the week. We have a lot of dust here. Dust is not my friend. Dust
It was time to flip the mattress. It flopped down on the box spring and dust swirled in the sunlight. I'm sure a hoard of dust mites was flooding the room about that time too.
Progressing to the laundry room with the sheets and pillowcases in hand. A bald man + a CPAP machine and a pillowcase needed a super-spraying. I use Amway's Classic Laundry Prewash Spray Spot Treatment (formerly SA8 prewash) - good stuff. I think I sprayed TOO MUCH. Between the dust & the spray, I was suddenly thrown into a severe coughing spasm for the next half-hour, to the point of gagging all while trying to breathe. If I were to self-diagnose, I would call it chemical-asthma. I went to the doctor the next day, received a breathing treatment, a chest x-ray, and sent home with a diagnosis of 'bronchitis' (really?) and a prescription for drugs to use in our nebulizer. I gave myself another breathing treatment yesterday.
I have had one other incident like that. Many years ago, our street was repaved and I had to park over a block away. It was very hot out, the chemicals were coming off the pavement and I'd walked very quickly to my car and immediately began coughing in the same manner for about the same length of time. Not fun!!
I'm thankful to be better today though, but I'm being very cautious and waiting on doing any more laundry for a few days, especially any that requires pre-treating!
NOW TO THE NICE SURPRISE!
I had just redirected my living room blinds to allow more light in, laid my finished Gathered Over Time flimsy out on the floor and was standing on the arm of the sofa to take a picture of it and could hear a child's voice approaching my door. I have to admit, I groaned with the thought that it might be a child working on a fund-raiser for school. About that time Marty had looked out the window from his computer chair and said, "Oh, it's (old roommate)!".
What a NICE surprise. Marty and this former roommate had bought our house many years prior to any of us getting married and shortly after he & his wife married, they moved up north, and now he was making an impromptu visit along with his 5-year old adopted daughter. This was such a pleasant surprise as we'd lost touch with them a few years ago after they moved from one house to another up there.
The only one missing was his wife as she was visiting another friend of hers here in town. The wife is also a quilter. Both are just the nicest people and I made sure I got their new address and phone number!! They only live about 25 miles from my dad so I can go visit them when I'm up there too. The little daughter was so precious, and not at all shy. As soon as I opened the door, she came in and wrapped her arms around me before I could say howdy, sweet!