Monday, January 03, 2011
It has been warm that last couple of days, and I feel mostly well. Unfortunately, the BW and Jerzy are both under the weather. Tomorrow I have to roll out at about 3:00 to get Annie to the airport, and maybe Jerzy. Annie wanted to know if he could stay until he got better - a week or so, but the BW said she couldn't take another week, maybe two or three days. At this point I don't know what will happen.
Meanwhile I have made more copies, gotten my class list, and called everyone to remind them that they need to be there early tomorrow. With luck I will be done with everything by 5 PM, and then I'll probably just sack out. If Jerzy stays over it will cost him at least $200 to change his ticket, and he'll probably get another early flight. It's 30 miles to the Tampa airport, through traffic almost all the way. At least traffic is light at 4 AM.
Friday, December 31, 2010
I have been taking cold medicine and sleeping a lot, both night and day, because Annie gave me generic Nyquil, which puts you to sleep. For whatever reason, I felt pretty good today, and hope to feel even better tomorrow.
I went to Walgreens this afternoon after I woke up and bought some daytime and nighttime cold medicine - generic Tylenol multi-symptom nightime and daytime cold medicines. They had a buy-one-get-one-free on both, so I'm equipped for both me and the BW, who is starting to feel the cold coming on now. I suppose it might be from me, but on the other hand there are a lot of people sick in this area right now. It's ironic, because the sun was shining and the high was 75, which you don't think of as cold weather, but a couple of days ago the bird bath was frozen and the grass was covered with frost in the morning. I suspect we just didn't move far enough south.
Regardless of the weather, I hope that my cold won't last more than a week and I feel all better by Sunday without medicine.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I have been totally miserable for the last couple of days. I started thinking about it, and I can recall once that I had a cold during all the time we were living in an RV, and never during the last seven years while we lived here. While we were in Mexico, during 1993, most people, including the BW, were miserable for a couple of weeks, but I had a flu shot and never got sick.
I am taking all sorts of home remedies and patent medicines, but nothing works for very long. The one thing that worries me is that I'm living with three other people now, and I'm trying hard not to spread it around. I had head a couple of times that something was going around, but didn't think much about it. This is like being a kid again, in Ohio during the winter, having a few miserable colds each year. It's really frustrating. The hot shower is best, but once you get out it fades away fairly quickly.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I have been walking the dogs a couple of miles the last two days and woke up with a raw esophagus this morning. I didn't walk them today, and haven't left the house. I guess that makes it a good Sunday, but I wish I didn't feel misery coming on.
Friday, December 24, 2010
At my age I would have thought that I knew all about cleaning the outside of a car, but there was an article in today's paper on Detailing. The news (for me) was that there is a "clay bar" sold at auto supply stores, and the clay bar and a special lubricant (or car wash liquid) removes contaminants, such as tar or sap, which are stuck to the paint. That was news to me, and I feel the need to buy a clay bar before I wash a car again. I'm pretty lazy, and I only get around to actually washing every six months or so. When I do wash them, I wax them too.
The other bit of news was that there is a way to get the black deposits on the wheel covers. You use "liquid wheel cleaner" and an old toothbrush. The front wheel covers on the Dodge have been getting slowly blacker over 10 years, and I can't get it all off. There is a little more every year and they don't look so good close up. I plan to look for liquid wheel cleaner too.
I have touch-up paint for both cars, an air compressor with a blow nozzle on a quick disconnect, a shop vacuum, and everything else it takes to clean up a car (I think). Now I know that there's always something else cropping up while my back is turned.
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