It appears that I contacted a fairly rare ear virus. Somewhere around 1 out of 100,000 people contact it. No genetic and health connections at all. 100% hearing to total deafness in my right ear in less than 20 min. Thankfully, no pain though. Just continuous ringing at about 30% volume. They thought that it was a stoke at first, so panic was the action for the first day or so. I’m told that there is a really small chance ( read 2-5% ) that some hearing will return. If it does, I should expect only about 15-20% at best though. I go in for another test and another possible needle shot to the ear drum at 3 today, so will know more next week.
Eloise is back working at Macy’s. She loves everything about it except the retail store hours. She is working as a floor manager’s assistant after only a month or so. Apparently they really like her also. She will be working 50+ hours from “black Friday” through the holidays. I’m not sure if or when the girls will get any holiday decorating done, but I’m sure that they will figure it out.