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Lose Some, Win Some

It's been awhile since I've posted; I think it's out of a general, too-damn-cold, listless January malaise.

So, the quick update:

Sunday, the day after the Columbia disaster, my grandfather finally passed away. This came as more of a relief than a surprise, but given its timing -- not thirty days after the death of his wife, and the day after a national tragedy -- really stinks. He had been in a nursing home for 10 years, essentially waiting for Alzheimer's to finish him off. In many ways, I have already mourned his loss and moved on, since it has been a decade since he recognized me.

I started getting sick yesterday afternoon, with sore throat all day that eventually spawned some dizziness and low-level nausea. I actually left work early, figuring I had better drive home while I was still capable of doing so. It turns out it was a good idea, since the fever and aches arrived as the night went on. I watched the cast commentary for FotR (finally), though I slept through the last 45 minutes or so. I woke up around three this morning, moaning, and basically couldn't get back to sleep for the rest of the night. When we finally got around to measuring my temperature this morning, I had hit 101.8 degrees, so we figured that maybe I should take the day off from work. Since then my fever has been all over the place -- at the doctor's office I was down to 95 degrees, and now I'm up to 98.8 again. Whee....

But on the up side, I was here when the FedEx man arrived with my TiVo. :-) I'm off to get it all set up, can't wait!

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