Cloudy, Cold, Wet, Damp, Flu – Blah . . .

We’re now into our 5th day of cold, rainy, miserable weather. Today’s high was 45 with a low tonight of 37. Then tomorrow it’s 40 and 35. And of course don’t forget the intermittent rain.

And even better, we’re looking at another week of this.

Blah!

I had appointments with several clients this morning, but that got cut short due to the flu.

Not me. Them.

But since it’s been about 10 days since I’ve seen them, and the incubation period for the flu is 1 to 4 days, I should be OK.

So far they’re the only ones I know with the flu, so I hope my luck holds.

I didn’t get the flu shot this year, and haven’t gotten one since the mid-60’s. I’ve the shot twice and both times I got sick. The last time I almost had to be hospitalized.

So now I depend of the kindness of strangers. I figure that if everyone else gets their flu shots like they’re supposed to, then I don’t need to get mine.

So, get your flu shot today.

My continued good health depends on it.

So after checking in with my healthy client, I headed over to the house to check the mail. I was hoping that the door switch to fix the washer had come in, and it had. Of course I still have to pull the washer out of the wall to fix the ‘no-heat’ problem, but I’d rather only pull it out once to fix both problems.

Leaving the house my next stop was Fry’s Electronics to pick up a new computer for a client. Fry’s is starting to run out of Windows 7 machines, so I hope they hold out until Jan and I leave here next month.

Getting back to the rig, Jan and I headed back out about 4pm to first have dinner at Chili’s and then on to Kroger’s for some groceries. Then it was home for the night.

Tomorrow I play Splendide repairman.

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Thought for the Day:

"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." — Benjamin Franklin

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5 Responses

  1. I get a Flu shot every year. This is the first in quite some time that I haven’t gotten sick. When that’s happened, My Doc tells me it’s impossible to get sick from the shot …….. So I’m a gutton for punishment and go back every year.

    Just remember Greg …. it’s impossible 🙂

  2. Maybe they used live viruses in the shot 40 – 50 years ago but they don’t now. You cannot get the flu from a shot! You can have your defenses weakened as your immunity builds up from the shot and come down with some illness. That is why they ask you if you are running a fever before they give you the shot. The shots are free through Medicare and everyone our age should get one.

  3. First things first.

    Speak for yourself. I’m not old enough for Medicare quite yet.

    Jan is, but then she robbed the cradle.

    I never said the shot gave me the flu. It was a severe allergic reaction. They think it was a reaction to the carrier that the vaccine is dissolved in.

    It was recommended that I be very careful about getting any more vaccines of any kind.

  4. Jim,

    I never said the shot gave me the flu. It was a severe allergic reaction.

    They think it was a reaction to the carrier that the vaccine is dissolved in.

    It was recommended that I be very careful about getting any more vaccines of any kind.

  5. I love your thought for the day. Isn’t it interesting that Benjamin Franklin said that way back when and how it REALLY applies to today.

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