Week Ending 11/3/18

What a wasted week.  This will be short……………………………..

As always, first the chronology:

10/28/18 – Sunday – Up very early this morning. Usual morning routine and out to pick up Gary for church. Kathy’s leg was hurting her so she couldn’t sit long enough to go to church. I came home and had coffee and another bagel while I read the news paper. Then went for a nap. Up around 1:30. Had a snack then out for the usual Sunday afternoon get together at Gary’s. Back home and had dinner. Down to my room to do the blog, computer updates and work on radios awhile. Then bed, Big Bang and sleep.

10/29/18 – Monday – Up at usual time and usual morning routine. Chores around the house and fighting with paypal and the bank. Had lunch then out to the Morton building to crack some walnuts. Inside and went through the mail. Then downstairs to work on my audio switch. Upstairs and made dinner for us. Back downstairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters and finish up work on the audio switch. Computer updates and upstairs. To bed, TV and sleep.

10/30/18 – Tuesday – Developed a hell of a cold overnight. Took medication to dry me up and let me sleep. Up at usual time and usual morning routine. Took more medicine and back to bed. Up for lunch. Managed to take a bath and clean up a little. Unloaded the Keurig delivery and put that stuff away. Kathy brought winter clothes down so I went through my closet and drawers and swapped that out. She got Chinese on the way home so that’s what I had for dinner. Downstairs to pull emails and meet the guys on 2 meters. Then up to bed, some TV and sleep.

10/31/18 – Wednesday – Spiked a temperature around 3AM this morning. So I got up and made phone calls and was fortunately able to get in to the doctors. He tested for the flu and it was negative so he ordered me an antibiotic. Spent the rest of the day resting as ordered by the doctor. Ultimately Bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

11/1/18 – Thursday – (CAUTION this might be TMI). Up and did not follow my old man’s rule not to trust a fart. Got cleaned up and stripped the bed. Apparently the antibiotic has caused me other problems. Felt much better otherwise today. Did some minor things around the house. Went to my room and did computer work. Throat was too scratchy to play radio. I did chat with the guys on 2 meters this evening. To bed early, Big Bang and sleep.

11/2/18 – Friday – Up a little late. Coughed my ass off last night. Did usual morning routine. Did some reading. Got cleaned up. Kathy came home from shopping and helped her with putting groceries away. Had dinner. Got out for awhile looking for a CR1220 battery. Home and some more reading. To bed, TV and sleep.

11/3/18 – Saturday – Up at the usual time. Didn’t sleep well and had a down day. Felt like crap, nose running, hacking and coughing. Anyway, did feel like going out so I stayed inside and played with me new Arduino toys. Kathy went to Julies for a party with bags of some kind. I finished up downstairs after doing computer updates. Bed, reading, Big Bang and sleep.

Now the specifics:

Monday night I started feeling like crap with runny noise and chest congestion.  It continued to get worse even with taking Coricidin and Robitussin.  Finally felt bad enough Wednesday morning to get a doctor’s appointment and see what’s going on.  He thought it was either Bronchitis or Pneumonia.  Either way he started me on Leviquin antibiotic.  I’ve been up and down in terms of how I feel.  I think I just need to start getting back to normal and that will make me feel better.  Only halfway through the antibiotic so I’ll give it time.

Otherwise the only thing I’ve been doing is chores around the house and some research on measuring precise time.  I ordered some phase comparators for me and the guys and have been working with an email group called Time-Nuts.  Got a wealth of information from them.

Still looking to do the election thing on Tuesday.  Kathy talked to some of the other people there and made meatballs and bought hoagie rolls for them.  I’m going to call and see if it’s an issue that I’m hacking and coughing or perhaps they want me to stay home.  We will see on that.

Well that’s about all for this week.  Hopefully I’ll have more to share next week.

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