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Goodbye, tiny virus

The sun was shining, and the temperature was climbing into the 40s last Sunday.  But because of a tiny virus that started a cough and cold the day before, your reporter had no desire to get out and enjoy the February thaw.

Normally, a walk in the park would have taken up part of the day, and some chores around the house would have been crossed off the to-do list.  But not one bit of get-up-and-go was being generated.

A slight lower back spasm while getting washed in the morning didn’t help.  The coughing and sneezing magnified the pain in the back.  Sunday turned out to be a day of reclining, resting and watching old movies.

Oh, some energy was worked up to get out and get a Valentine’s Day gift.  As soon as the gift was wrapped and hidden, it was back to the couch.  Later, some time was spent in bed napping.

Dreams of overcoming the virus and getting back to normal brought on a smile.  Yes, it won’t be long before the aches, coughs and sneezes are gone.  Thoughts about that day are the motivation for getting up and getting on with the weekday routine.

Goodbye, tiny virus.  Hopefully, the immune system will keep you in check for a very long time before you show up once more.


Dubious weather recap

The nighttime temperature dropped to -2 Wednes-day, Feb. 8, but by Friday the daytime high was 46, and the sun came out Sunday as the thermometer hit a high of 42.  Last week’s highs were: 29, 31, 25, 12, 21, 46, and 42.  The lows were: 17, 16, 7, -2, 1, 21, and 33.


Thanks for the tip

Thanks, Connie Kramber, for telling about the recovery of your husband, Greg, who was critically injured in a crash on Feb. 23, 2014.  Greg and Connie Kramber’s story on the feature page this week comes just after Valentine’s Day and just before the third anniversary of the accident.