Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu

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Arrow of Light ceremony done, my immune system could use a kick in the pants and pollen like whoa.

The Arrow of Light ceremony was quite nice, although it was significantly warmer than the weather forecasts going into last weekend had predicted (92°F/33°C, ouch) and Vogon got cranky because it ran half an hour late (we started late since a lot of folks showed up late). The arrows looked great, the food prep went well, and all three boys went on to the same troop together.

After we returned home, Vogon had to go out to buy a handtruck to move his full homebrew kegs[1], which took away even more from his work time, so last night was not fun for any of us. I was dehydrated and overheated even though I pushed almost a gallon of water after getting home and took a lukewarm shower. I felt so bad I missed Sunday night Adult Swim. Agh. (I turned it on and promptly fell asleep during the opening credits of The Boondocks, then woke up during Minoriteam and decided to give up and crawl into bed.)

In the morning, I let him sleep in as long as I dared (his eyes need several minutes open before we head out the door) and carried all the trash downstairs before he even came out of the bedroom. It wasn't enough, as it turns out he's out of ephedrine[2] and hoped today won't be a high pollen day. Unfortunately, today's allergy alert rating for Dallas is a 10.8 of a possible 12.

I spent most of the day drifting in and out of lucidity and realized this afternoon that I have a cold *and* a sinus infection. I'd like to thank my immune system, but it's not helping much. Pseudoephedrine, guaifenesin and the occasional sugar-free Cold-Eeze lozenge (which taste awful, but I'm too stuffed up for Zicam nasal spray) are keeping me upright, but I'm having a hard time focusing on writing up minutes. I think I'm going to call it a draw and try to nap again, because I really want to get these minutes done tonight and I'm just going in circles now.


1. The contractors wiring the complex for DSL require access to the back wall of the master closet, or so the notice on our door claimed. After all that effort, it turned out they needed access to a different wall of the closet so I got to move all my clothing. Now there are two wall plates (solid plates, no jacks) in there, bringing the number of mystery plates in our place to four. (The other two are 2-port data wall plates on the wall behind each toilet.)

2. I ordered more ephedrine from D&E Pharmaceuticals on 17 March, then followed up with them on 20 March and was assured it had shipped. (The transaction had disappeared from the "pending transactions" on my online bank statement and the amount was back in my account.) Since that was almost two weeks ago, it's time to call and check on it again. *sigh* If he needs more before it arrives, Kroger carries Bronkaid with the behind-the-counter pseudoephedrine products.
Tags: 369.43_scouting, 616.212_sinusitis, 648_housekeeping, sick, vogonpoet

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