Monday, March 13, 2006

Running Before the Storm

The line of storms that swept through the Midwest Sunday spawning tornadoes and damaging winds, killing 10 people and in places producing baseball sized hail was due to hit West Virginia around 3 in the afternoon. No, this is not going to be a account of some adventure this generated. More, it was about whether I should keep my 11:15 appointment in Morgantown, about an hour and a half away.

Tulasi is home on spring break, but had some business to attend to in Morgantown, at West Virginia University. He is renting an apartment for next year so when he returns for his sophmore year, and his brother Marken starts college also after a hitch in the Navy, they will have a place to stay. Plus Balaji was still there and was looking for a ride back to New Vrindavan for Gaura Paurnima. So with Tulasi doing the driving, we set out.

I didn't want to miss the appointment as I wanted to get scheduled for the two procedures I still needed done. We got to the specialists a little early, so were in and out timely. In about 2 weeks I will have an upper endoscopy, which essentially is the doctor sliding a camera down your throat and taking a look about at the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

We did what Tulasi needed to do, picked up Balaji and headed for home. It was still when we left, but as we were headed West into the path of the storm, the winds picking up as we went along, even shaking the car at one point. We were back by 2, and the winds were kicking up. By 4 they were strong enough we lost our electricity, but then it calmed rather quickly and the electric was restored in under an hour. You never know how long it is going to take, have waited up to 3 days on a few occasions, so happy it came back quickly, addicted to it as we are.


At 2:34 PM, Anonymous ed fissinger said...

Hey Gosh...It's nice to back at your is your true calling! I like the verse from the Srim Bhag. about everything being an expansion of Hare'....This fits nicely with other expressions of this universal truth. In your piece of the storm you did not mention the 2nd procedure.....Is that the liver deal? Let me know.....Take care my friend....ed

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Madhava Gosh said...

Yes, all part of liver transplant evaluation. I need an endoscopy and a colonoscopy to finish the testing they require.


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