Many friends already know about this, but I’ve been meaning to post about it here so I could drop in a link and head off any worry from people who might spot it later.
This has been a week of great wailing and gnashing of teeth in terms of computer maintenance here in the Amy & Jeff household.
There will undoubtedly be pictures and some serious drooling and shamelessness on my part in the next few days, but I had to at least make the announcement. I picked up my new car tonight!
This has just not been our year so far. Not 2 weeks after I recover from the flu, Amy is now sick with some kind of virus (doctor says probably not flu, but symptoms are similar). For those that already know, she’s doing okay. She’s resting a lot, drinking plenty, and ibuprofen is keeping her fever and aches under control pretty well. I’m just hoping I don’t pick this one up. After already missing a week of work, the last thing I need is to miss more. Anyway, the important thing is that she’s doing okay.
Wow. I think I just found one of the most efficient ways to lose a week of your life: catch the flu. To be honest, once I went to the doctor and got meds, it’s not like it was that uncomfortable, but I sure didn’t do much other than sleep. That, and I drained the TiVo dry enough that I actually was starting to figure out when shows came on again. That’s scary all by itself. 🙂
Thank you to those that called and checked on me. I’m much better now. More importantly, it looks like Amy dodged it altogether. It’s one thing for me to take some sick time from work, but can you guys imagine if Amy had gotten sick the week before PHE? *shudder*
Oh, and the doctor said that the flu shot I got probably was useful. He was actually surprised how much kick I had left when I showed up at his office. So, yes, I will be getting the shot again next fall, thank you. 🙂
For those that don’t know, I spent all of last week out in San Francisco (okay, Burlingame, actually) on a business trip. Aside from the work I was there to do, I actually did manage to see some of the town. The visit has brought a lot of thoughts to my mind, but I’m only going to add a few right now.
The last several months have been a really introspective time for me. I’ve had cause to think about a lot of things in my life and ponder what I should do about them. Some of the stuff is personal enough that it doesn’t belong here, but I have a feeling it might be good for me to talk about some of ones that I can. If I’ve learned anything from Amy, it’s that writing can be a really therapeutic thing. Honestly, I don’t do enough of it.
Okay. Things need to stop breaking.
It’s funny how the smallest things can cause such problems. I woke up on Sunday morning, expecting another uneventful day. Maybe I would finally get around to tearing out that sheet rock around the shower head and figuring out what’s wrong there. Unfortunately, the furnace had other ideas.