<Updated 1:05pm, April 22, 2007>
I’m going to be very frank here.
I don’t know WHAT the hell happened. I’m sorry for the break in publishing, but something unusual and quite frightening happened, which I’ll describe in greater detail as soon as it makes sense (to me, at least). Suffice it to say the past month has been pretty crazy, with no small amount of drama, and even a little "official" involvement, if you know what I mean.
In short, I went to bed on March 8, 2007, had a pretty good night’s sleep (thanks to a nighttime cold medicine – I had come down with the crap that’s making its rounds) and woke up on what I thought was March 9, 2007.
I was wrong. It was March 25, and my being there, in bed in the same pajama bottoms I had retired in, was quite a surprise, since I hadn’t been seen in 16 days.
<Update – April 22, 2007>
Well, as Ricky Ricardo might say, I had lots of ‘splain’ to do.
My wife has been really, really patient with all of this stuff, alternately thinking I’m pulling a fast one, and then blaming it on the car crash and subsequent medical issues, from which I’m happy to say I’m now completely recovered. Again, I don’t know what the hell happened, but here’s what we know:
- I have absolutely no memory of anything but going to bed on a Thursday night, and waking up the next morning (well, the next morning from MY perspective). In fact, I woke up on March 25, and from everyone else’s perspective, I had been gone for 16 days. It was pretty clear that something was wrong when my wife woke me up (rather loudly) at 5am when she saw me sleeping next to her in our bed
- There was absolutely nothing that my wife could tell was missing for those 16 days with the exception of me and the pajama bottoms I often wore to bed. On the morning of the 9th and thereafter, EVERYTHING I normally carried with me, and all my clothes were where I had left them when I went to bed on the 8th. My car never moved.
- Our alarm system didn’t record anyone coming or going the night the of the 8th or the night/morning of the 25th. It seems I vanished and then reappeared, with no memory of it myself.
- Shortly after returning, I had a full MRI of my brain and spine and there was nothing unexpected in the results of the test.
I have a couple ideas, but I’m not willing to share them yet. More when I am.