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Quit Bugging Me

I’m not sure what it was, but I managed to catch a strange bug this week. I woke up Monday very achy and with a slight sore throat. Recalling the colds (yes, plural) Randy had for the entire month of November, I suspected that’s what I was catching. I took the day off, got plenty of rest, and drank plenty of fluids.

Regrettably, I decided to return to work Tuesday morning only to realize that I felt even worse than the day before. I was burning up, my entire body ached (even the water hitting my body in the shower that morning actualy hurt), and my head was throbbing.

I ended up taking another sick day on Wednesday and the pain started going away. Oddly, the sore throat never morphed into a head cold. I never got congested, my nose never ran, and I haven’t coughed once. Obviously, this isn’t a cold.

But I don’t think it’s the flu, either, since I had a flu shot, and never felt nauseous. I was, however, peeing nonstop. Not that I’m self-diagnosing, but could this have been H1N1?

Anyway, it’s Thursday and I’m back at work. Oh, and I just discovered that the townhouse unit two doors down from us just went on the market. It’s identical in size, shape, layout, and age and was listed at $45,000 more than we paid. FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND! I’m sure they won’t get asking price, but it’s at least making me think that we got our place for a steal.


*Today’s photo is of me when I was sick, but back in 1996. My beard was so dark and full 13 years ago. Sigh.


  1. Comment by Melody on December 10, 2009 1:48 pm

    Hey Karl, sorry to hear you were sick. I don’t think you have to worry that it’s H1N1 though, I have a friend down here that got that and she was down for the count for almost a month with a lot of flu like symptoms that you said you didn’t get. Hope you get over it completely soon and you don’t share it with anyone else.

  2. Comment by Randy on December 10, 2009 5:09 pm

    Funny i noticed the beard being dark.. oh the young days. Neither one of us fit that description any more.

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