It started with a sneeze. It was raining, cool, felt like fall for the first time this season. Now I do work in a barn, full of hay, and dust, so a sneeze is not out of the ordinary. But this one was different. I knew immediately. By the end of the day I had the sniffles. By evening it felt like my head was under water. A cold.

Three days later and I'm in full cry-baby-husband mode, and my wife, to her credit has ignored me, my symptoms, and has left town on "business". 

This morning, though the sun came out again, it feels warm and I have hope that this too shall pass. Besides I can't smell the manure so mucking out was a breeze!

You have to take the good with the bad.