Monday, June 06, 2005

So not cool...

It started out five days ago with a cough that wouldn't go away. I figured it was just a reaction to a lot of dust from sanding. The cough got worse. Rossana bugs me to go see the doctor but the last time I visited his he made me feel oogy. I pretend that I am not sick but the cough isn't buying it. Today the doctor confirms that I have strep throat and as an added bonus, walking pneumonia. Joy. I need to rest. I need to take powerful pills and swig syrums from dark phials. I need to rest. But my dad and my brother are visiting me. I don't see enough of them as it is. I hate being a shitty host. I'm so tired. I break out in a sweat at the drop of a hat. Luckily my Dad enjoys reading and Goodman seems to be enjoying the tranquility that Bag End has to offer.

There also the matter of all the shit that has to get done. Today we discovered the cause to our lack of power in the barn. One of the previous contractors ran over the line that leads from my work shop to the barn. It was only buried about three inches underground. This required digging a trench to bury new conduit and line properly. I tried to help but everyone just yelled at me to go take a nap. I feel useless. I hired my minion Lindsey to do yard stuff.

The day ended with a grand feast of beef and fowl topped of by pie. A good time was had by all. Horay! Maybe tomorrow I will less like poo.


Anonymous said...

Aw, Dude, strep sucks. Sorry you're feeling poorly. Just listen to everyone telling you to rest, then *do* that. Ed had pneumonia for weeks once. Y'don't want that to be you. Really.

Of course, Ed doesn't care so much for the ancient Greek cure-all, avgolemono (egg/lemon/rice soup), which I would be happy to prepare for you if you like reeeaallly lemony soup! I swear by the stuff when I've got a head, throat, and chest-ful.

Now go! Take another nap, already! Make with the sleepies! Why are you still reading this? Don't you know you should be in bed?

Anonymous said...

Goodman seems to be enjoying the tranquility that Bag End has to offer.

Very much so. Hey, a hammock by the pond with some comics and some music --what more could you want? :-)

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon.

I had WP for like two months out in WA and it was no freaking fun at all. Take care of yourself.

Hi to Good before he leaves.

And dammit, I forgot the furshlugginer check for the furshlugginer shower. Gah!

Anonymous said...

Duff's right. Strep blows and the Greeks know good soup. Take care not to over do it over the next several days. Give your body a chance to heal itself otherwise it will revolt.