I started yesterday at 7:30 in the morning sitting with John Case on his morning radio show on WSHC in Shepherdstown. Apparently, before 8:30 (I don’t remember the time… the last thing I remember is the 8 o’clock station ID), I stood up and walked out of the studio in the basement of Knutti Hall and headed out the door. John apparently asked where I was going and I didn’t really respond.
The next thing I remember, about 30 or 40 minutes later, I’m sitting at the lunchcounter at Betty’s, about two blocks away (one down, one over), ordering two fried eggs and ham with toast and coffee. I looked around and didn’t really know where I was, but in a minute or so I realized I was in Betty’s, a greasy spoon I don’t like to frequent, and ordering a breakfast that I ordinarily wouldn’t. A little after 9 o’clock, John appeared outside Betty’s front window, He came in and asked if I was all right… that Elliot Simon, the broadcaster that followed him on the air, said he saw me walking in a funny way into Betty’s. I told John I didn’t remember how I got there.
We walked to our cars parked outside the radio station location and John followed me as I drove home.
Unusual? A blackout followed by sleepwalking IN THE DAYTIME? I’ve had little incidents around the house, mostly late at night, and occasionally in other places… but none that lasted as long and none where I went somewhere and did something like order breakfast… something I don’t really remember.
So I started this afternoon when Elly took me to see my GP and he is setting up appointments with a number of specialists. None of us really know what is causing this to happen. This is probably going to take up a lot of my time for a little while, but I’ll try to continue operating Under The LobsterScope.