Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm Better

I'm sitting here sucking on a cherry flavored cough drop.

I went to bed last night around 7:30 with a fever and chills.

I slept for 14 hours straight.

Since I rarely sleep more than six hours a night, this was highly unusual for me. I must have really needed it. This morning the fever is gone, my lungs seem mostly clear, the sore throat is gone, and I am left with a persistent cough - hence the cherry flavored cough drop.

I still don't feel 100%, but today is a significant improvement over yesterday.

Unfortunately, between damned near hacking my finger off and whatever funk I've had for the last three days, I am way, way behind. I have a major woodworking delivery that is now two weeks overdue has to be completed no later than tomorrow and I have a dozen things to do before the trip Friday and I don't have time to crank out a blog post right now. Sorry, but there it is.

There may be a post later this evening, depending on how much energy I have left at the end of the day. We'll see. Until then though, I'm going to be off line, taking care of business in the real world.

Have a good day, folks.


  1. Now, where did he hide the bourbon this time???

    (starts searching the nooks and crannies...)


  2. Glad you're feeling better.

    Now I just gotta find the chocolate.

  3. Glad you're feeling better. My recovery is taking a bit longer.

  4. Chocolate is over here....Wendy did you find the good stuff?

  5. Chocolate please! Rough day!

    (collapses on the sofa)

  6. Jim, were you a newt before?

    Okay, who ate all the Scotch bars?

    (hands Michelle a bag of salted chocolate caramels - keeps two for herself)

  7. I was wondering when somebody was going to get the reference.

    I got better, Carol.

    Done putting waterproofing on 65 plant hangers that have been sitting in my shop for 2 weeks. That's one job down.

    Son and I went to run errands, truck battery is dead...

    ...because the emergency flashers are on...

    ...and the turn signal...

    ...and the interior lights...

    ... because I left the window open and ShopKat climbed into the cab and apparently sat on the control column. This has happened before. I'm usually careful to leave the windows up, and I'm usually in the garage once a day. But I was sick and I missed it.

    Damn cat. She's getting the cheap cat food for the next month.

    So, truck is on the battery charger, while I go on to other tasks that need to be finished before the trip.

  8. Hahahaha. Sorry to laugh at your misfortune, but it so mirrors my most recent blog post that I have to laugh. At least she didn't scald your nethers.

  9. Scald my...what?

    OK, I'll go check out Refugees in a minute. I could use a laugh about now.


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