Thursday, February 14, 2008

On the Auction Block

One of the schools in Martinsville is having a fund-raising auction, so I offered to donate a copy of The Last Trumpet in case there are bidders with sturdy hearts. As it turns out, it's not just the book on the block; I go along with it. A reading, a little dinner party, and a whole lotta horror. Sounds like fun, so I hope some brave soul will put up a bid.

I've been sick with a nasty flu bug all week long. I took a flu shot in the fall, but I hear the strain that's going around tends to laugh at such feeble precautions. It's been a bad one—high fever, aches, lots of congestion. Yesterday, I couldn't even get out of bed without losing my balance. Much stronger today, and the congestion is slowly clearing up, but I'm still a long way from a hundred percent. Man, I don't remember getting so sick with these bugs in my younger years. Sometimes this aging business really doesn't sit well with me. Peg's been doing poorly this week too, but hopefully the weekend will help turn things around. Allison's coming home for a visit, so that'll either do our spirits good or push us over the brink of insanity.


David Niall Wilson said...

We all had that little flu bug too...which was a very mucous heavy bug...but we seem to have whupped it in short order...the tiny girl child laughed at it and never really slowed down at all...I was less lucky, but am okay again now...go figure.

Sounds like the auction will be fun.


Stephen Mark Rainey said...

Allison and her boyfriend are here, and what do you know...she's started hacking and feeling bad. The bug is relentless. No one here laughing...