I’m totally out of it after the race to put together the puzzle. I had massive internet connection problems from 3 pm Thursday until sometime this afternoon, so in the final portion of the puzzle race I was fighting an internet connection that was slower than a dial up connection. It’s a wonder that I even managed to collect all the puzzle pieces and post my completed puzzle within a few minutes of the end of the contest. Yes, it was close!
I paid the price though. I was up from Wednesday Morning until 2 am Thursday puzzle hunting. Then I slept from 2 am until 5:30 am this morning and then got up to hunt for the final two puzzle pieces. The contest ended at about 11:45 when Colleen beat me and a few others by submitting the puzzle first. I crashed on the couch at 1:30 pm or so and woke up a bit after 4 pm. I guess today, in two short periods of sleep I kind of caught up, but I feel terrible. I’m wiped out, my eyes are burning, I’m light headed and my abdomen is aching like crazy. Yeah- when I don’t manage to get some sleep the Crohns really flares.
Thanks Ted for dragging out the contest. LOL Now it’s going to take me a week or two to recover ’cause I think it made my Crohns flare worse. I wish I wouldn’t jump at challenges the way I do. I’m a total A type personality. Of course I was taunted with the possibility of winning $1000 and if you’ve been reading this site for anytime you know I’m not working because of the Crohns so I really did need that money. That’s why I pushed myself so hard. I’m going to pay for it.
Two very kind people helped me at one point or another during the contest. I won’t mention their names here just in case they don’t want others to know, but I will say that I totally appreciate their help and kindness and I’ll try to help them out in some way in the future. Thank you!