Well last Friday morning, I started getting a scratchy throat and had to blow my nose quite a bit. Over the weekend I took over the counter meds, and that seemed to clear up my nose, but I still had a deep cough. The cough just wouldn’t go away. I went to the clinic today, and I was running a fever and have a viral infection. I was told to stay home for the next two days while taking the meds that I had to get. This does create quite a problem, as Chattacon is this weekend, and it doesn’t look like I am going to be able to go. I can’t drink on the meds I am on, and that is a big portion of Chattacon, and without that aspect, the cost of the badge makes it very cost prohibitive. I hate to miss this one, as it was one of my first conventions to go to, and it has become a tradition. I would rather get well though, as I hate being sick.
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I thought that I had put in another update recently, but apparently I must have dreamed that.
I finally got over my sickness right before Christmas. On Christmas eve day, I arrived at the old Nashville prison where Green Mile and Last Castle were filmed for the Metro Police Department toy/food basket program. The HOG chapter helped start this, and it has been going for 47 years now. Officers submit the names of families that they encounter throughout the year that will need some help for the holidays, and they are added to the list. This year over 220 families benefited from the program. What did I do for this? Each family get 4 bushel baskets of food. I was one of the 4 people on the loading dock who put these baskets into patrol cars and personal vehicles for people to go and deliver that morning. It was a great time. It was cold and rainy, but it was for a good cause, so you kind of have to look past that part of it.
I worked on Christmas, if you call finished season 1 of Burn Notice and starting season 2 work. I then hopped in the car and headed down to Dallas(Atlanta). Right when i passed Chattanooga, my car started losing RPMs and lurching. I had to drive slow the rest of the way, but I eventualy made it there on Christmas night. I took my Jeep to the dealership the next day, and found out more reasons why I will never get a car at Carmax again. The hoses to the vacuum for the fuel pump had been repaired with electrical tape instead of replaced, so that seemed to be what was causing the problem.
Christmas was pretty low key, as I got some things that I will need for the house, and then gift cards for Walmart, Subway and Las Palmas. It was nice to be away from work for a few days. Sirius loved it down in Atlanta, as he ran around with my nephew chasing him for 3 straight days.
As I was driving back to Nashville on Sunday, sure enough, right around Chattanooga, my car started doing the same thing again. It turns out my throttle sensor had crapped out. Almost 500 dollars later, I was able to get my car from the dealer in Franklin yesterday. So far it is working, but I will believe that when I see it.
The weather has been cold the last 2 days, but dry which was nice as the bike was my mode of transport. A few weeks ago I got some heated gloves, and was finally able to install them yesterday. Heated gloves are the best invention ever for a motorcycle I have decided. It is amazing how that little bit of heat can turn a cold day into an enjoyable ride. I am doing a polar bear ride on Saturday and then a trip coming up the following week to see the bald eagles at Reelfoot lake.
New years will probably consist of sitting on the couch watching a movie like it has the last couple of years. I might pick up the new Call of Duty with my Walmart gift card, and if I decide to do that, then I will be fighting the world wars all throughout the day.
I have been sick since Wednesday. Friday I made in it for 3 hours before I was pretty much told to go home. I hit the Wallitussen hard over the weekend, and now I am feeling better. My voice started going out as the day progressed, and now I don’t have much voice left at all. Nothing like being sick for the holidays.
For the past 3 days, I have woken up right around 3am with a terrible migraine like headache. I took advil, and it did nothing. On Tuesday, the headache did not subside any until around 2:30 in the afternoon. Yesterday, it was 2 – 3 times worse than Tuesday and I ended up staying home and laying down all day only stirring to get more advil. Today it isn’t as bad as yesterday, but it is still bothering the hell out of me.
I think I must have slept funny on Monday night which threw my back out of line, which is causing the headache. The left side of my back is pulsing with the headache, and I can’t get it to pop, and heat didn’t help it. I tried all of the stretches that my chiro gave me in the past, also without success. I am going to have to try to get a chiro appointment on Monday, as they are not open tomorrow. I haven’t been in a while, so my back is probably screwed up on many levels.
I did take the time yesterday to get caught up on Season 5 of NCIS thanks to the Internets. I am almost completely caught up with the entire series, minus 6 episodes of season 5 and then the new episode that was on Tuesday evening.
Also, I am pretty sure that I mentioned it before, but if you aren’t watching the FX series Sons of Anarchy, well you should be. I believe they have all of the episodes available on their website, and if you have Comcast on Demand, I heard that they have them all there to watch as well. Next week is the season finale, and they have already been renewed for a 2nd season. It is one of my must watch shows each week.
My head is pounding. Advil is not helping. I am sick to my stomach.
Someone else already went home sick. I can’t as there isn’t anyone
else who would be here until 6. This sucks. I just want to go home and
sleep. When I go to lunch in 15 minutes, it is going to be very
challenging to come back for the last part of the day.