Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Limping Home

Fortunately, the Day Jobbe workload was relatively light on this Easter Monday, so there was no problem with me knocking off around 11:30 AM and getting out of the hotel around Noon. Normally this 160 miles or so from Sacramento to Fernley would be no problem, but I'm still full of aches and pains and congestion. When I got to the Donner Summit rest area, I had to use it for more than just a toilet break. The good part about driving the RV was that I'm carrying a bed around with me, so I lay down and took a nap for an hour. I could have used more, but I thought I'd better keep moving on. I got to Fernley around 4:30 PM, but it took another hour to refuel the RV, buy some quick groceries, and get some cold medication from Walgreen's.

I'm still sick. I'm sure this must be something different from what I started on this two-week trip. What started as a minor cold feels very much like flu: headache, sinus congestion, mild fever, and body aches. I assume that I collected it somewhere along the line from a co-worker or fellow con attendee along the way. I hope that none of you who interacted with me at Norwescon came down with anything from me.

Lisa helped me unload the Rolling Stone, I dealt with the most-urgent messages, took the first does of nighttime multi-symptom cold/flu stuff, and am going to bed soon. I still have to be up to be at work at 5:30 AM tomorrow, and I'll have to work 9-hour days the rest of the week to make up for chopping two hours off today, but aside from a planned local trip for groceries tomorrow, I'm home and not planning to go anywhere for a while.
Tags: health, lisa, norwescon, rolling stone, travel
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