When I got back to work after the holidays, I found out that several people had gotten sick over the vacation (in fact, one had his entire family sick and even made one trip to the doctor’s office). So, I guess it was lucky that I didn’t get a cold last week or the week before. Of course, in keeping with my out-of-synch health these days, I have a cold this week instead. I’m clearly not alone. Not only does blog after blog that I read tell of cold suffering, but every third commercial on tonight’s TV has been for cold medicines. The most intriguing one I’ve seen is a eucalyptus tablet that you put in the shower. Sort of a cross between a bubble bath and a vaporizer, I guess.
I’ll bet a lot of people get a cold this time of year. It’s been raining on and off for about 3 weeks, and it’s due to keep doing it for another 1 or 2, at least. I know, I know, I was warned. It’s actually not bothering me that much. The only real drag is if I happen to be out without an umbrella when there’s a break. My quota for getting caught in a downpour (and it’s not usually that strong) is 2 times in a week. As for the rain quota, we are now just about at the point where the accumulated precipitation is average for the year, as shown by the chart at the top. The one on the bottom shows what it’s been like, and as you can see, it has indeed been raining for 3 weeks (apart from a brief lull of drizzle right on New Year’s when we were out of town. Doh!)
Fortunately Pam hasn’t gotten a cold…yet.