I will not, apparently, die of the Ebola after all.
Though, for a while there, I sort of wished that I would. Sooner, rather than later.
I’ve been pretty sick for the last couple of days. Flu, I guess, which morphed into a massive head cold. Compounded by the fact that I needed to work through a lot of it, instead of being home in bed. Yesterday was just plain excruciating and by the time I got home last night I was ready to douse myself in gasoline and jump flaming from the highest point I could find.
I am better this morning. I’m left with a persistent cough, but the feeling that my head was pressurized to fifty atmospheres with mucus and fire ants is thankfully gone.
I’m taking today off from work to spend with my friends and catch up on a few things.
Regular snarky posting here on Stonekettle Station should resume shortly.
One thing I need to take care of right now though is a couple of thank yous (what in the hell is the plural of "Thank You?”).
First, thanks to Stonekettle Station readers Ed and Janine, who invited my wife and myself to a BBQ at their house in Wasilla last weekend. We had a very good time, and really enjoyed meeting Ed and Jan – both funny and interesting people (seriously, Jan served in the British Royal Navy, she’s got stories). We really wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to get to the airport in Anchorage in order to pick up friends. Ed is a hell of photographer and has his own site called Following the Dream, here. Anyway, I meant to say thanks at the beginning of the week, but I was overcome by the Ebola.
Second, thanks to Stonekettle Station reader, occasional commenter, and fellow Alaskan, Dave, who lives down on Prince of Wales Island. Dave and I talk via email, though we’ve never met in person. He happens to be friends with Ed and Jan, and he sent up a bottle of Bushmill’s for Ed to give to me at last week’s BBQ. Any guy who gives Irish as a gift is OK in my book. Dave is also an outstanding photographer, his site, Alaskan Adventures, is here.
I’m hoping that one of these days we can all get together.
OK, now I need to get caught up on a few things and fix breakfast for my guests.