I’m writing this having just returned from the International Certified Flooring Installers Association’s 25th anniversary convention in Orlando. The show felt like a homecoming, not just because the veteran members of the association were brimming with nostalgia, but for personal reasons as well.
As frequent readers of this column may know, I suffered a catastrophic medical emergency last September that put me out of commission until January of this year. To keep this from becoming the length of a medical textbook, I will simply state that I was born with a medical condition called Marfan Syndrome, which among other things causes issues with my connective tissue. One well-known side effect of this disorder is the weakening of the aorta, which can eventually lead to the vessel itself dissecting.