Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Damn Kids!

Well, they've done it again. Those damn kids brought home some vile bug and gave it to me. Fever, congestion and down right achy miserableness. Be forewarned you childless types, diapers and the foul mouthed teenage years are nothing compared to the microscopic vermin that children will track into your life.

This is day three of my captivity.

I did manage to get out kayaking on Day 1 before I realized just how sick I was. I saw some fish though the purpose of the trip was a easy, morning paddle with the Lovely. I did make a mental note of locations where I saw sizable bass flash into the murk. I'll be back with a hefty rod and some large poppers when all this passes.

Day 2 was napping, three conference calls and a general malaise and achyness.

Day 3 will end with five conference calls to the net and a combination of general malaise and orneriness. Perhaps that's an improvement. Or maybe my brain is finally been cooked.

Off to the MD tomorrow if this isn't better. Maybe an antibiotic or three can get me healed up for some weekend fishing.
 

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  1. I don't know which is worse - being sick or having five conference calls. Get better soon!

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    1. Well, five conference calls is like a mini-vacation. Today I will have 14. This morning I finally feel like I'm on the road to improvement.

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    2. Glad you're feeling better! That many conference calls would have made me feel much much worse!

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    3. Fourteen is a busy day but twenty two is the record. Of course, that was a day that was all 30 minute calls and started with Europe early and ended with Asia late. Makes it hard to do real work when you're on the phone all the time.

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    4. You have just articulated perfectly the tipping point that sent me into retirement at the tender age of 52. Managing a worldwide software development organization from the spare bedroom became 24/7/365 and I just couldn't do it any more. Best move ever.

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    5. I figure that's about as far as I'll make it too.

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  2. Just opening this post and reading made me realize I have the same thing, Day 1 without the paddle...

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    1. Hopefully you'll be back to the paddle soon.

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  3. A fine memory of you children.
    Get well buddy.

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  4. Hopefully you're not at the MD today...hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Yup, I seem to have turned the corner. Felt great this morning though I'm flagging now. More naps are in order.

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  5. You guys, Howard & Steve, get a flu shot this year? If not, might have helped.

    Mark

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    1. Yeah, this one busted through all that preventative crap. I think it's related to lack of fishing.

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    1. And I blame you personally.

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    2. As I do. It's all my fault.

      God save The Queen.

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    3. It's her 60th year in power. Couldn't you guys at least elect a new one....jeez.

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  7. yup, I feel your pain. I have 3 of those little bastards and it's biological warfare all year long. the very day the viral threat ends you start fearing they come home with the cops.
    Grow and multiply, they said. yeah right.

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    1. :) Three is 50% more threat than I have. Good luck.

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