August 31, 2009

The Crud

I'm not sure what it was that made me think I could avoid catching whatever crud it was that Malcolm had, but I was wrong. Last Saturday Malcolm complained all day of a sore throat. We thought he'd just fumed himself in the garage while working on the truck. But literally moments after we'd finished the last job on the new truck and trailer, he suddenly felt awful, and about an hour later developed a high fever complete with chills and aches. He was that way pretty much all night and into Sunday. Luckily we were done with the work in the garage, so he was able to lay around and try to recoup, though he's felt lousy all week and has been fighting congestion and a cough.
I was trying to steer clear, as much as you can avoid each other in a truck, and thought I had been successful, but alas, Saturday I developed all my old allergy symptoms, sneezing, watery eyes, stuffy nose. I thought maybe I was just allergic to Nevada, but by Washington it was getting worse, and then yesterday evening...WHAM.....hit the fever achy stage like a brick wall. I haven't been sick like this in years and its not fun! My boss gave me the day off for a sick leave day, but you know...it's just not the same a curling up on the couch watching food network and eating warmed up chicken noodle soup, which is pretty much what I'd like to do right now.
Anyway, this morning I layed in bed while he unloaded and I think the whole fever stage is over. I just feel wiped out and now I get to cough for a week. Lucky me!

This was the scene Saturday night as we left Winnemucca, NV. We drove about an hour north and parked. No hurry on this load. The whole thing was about 550 miles and we had from Friday night to this morning to get here.

In this business its the small delights that make a day great. We went grocery shopping on Saturday as we were more or less out of everything. If you recall I mentioned that our new fridge has a small freezer section in it. I've never trusted those little freezers b/c the only time I've used one, it let the stuff melt all over everything. But I thought I'd give it another try with some frozen sorbet cups or something that wouldn't leak. And then I found these...Itty bitty single serve size of coffee ice cream by Haagen-Dazs. Ooooo the possibilities! They fit perfectly in the freezer and as it turns out...this one freezes things really well. This could be a very bad thing to discover.


small farm girl said...

Your pictures were beautiful! I really hope you feel better. Get plenty of rest. lol. Oh, and when you get a chance you can send me some of that ice cream too. :)

Sharon Tachenko said...

OOOH! Yum! Delights await, indeed! A girl needs a reward or two for living on-the-road!

The pix were beautiful, Sarah. . . you have other delights, as well - rounding a bend and seeing such glory! Thx for sharing with us earth-bound souls!

I hope you've turned the corner on this yucky illness! !
I'm glad the boss is being a little lenient!
Love and Prayers for healing!

Meagan said...

So sad you're sick! That's misserable!!!!! I hope you feel better soon! Even sick you took great pictures and I am excited you have a freezer! Mmm

Jennifer said...

At least while you're sick you get to see such beautiful landscapes. I hope you feel better soon, nothing worse than having the crud AND not being home to nurse it.

Anonymous said...

A scoop of HD coffee ice cream in the bottom of a mug and some warm coffee poured over it - MMMMMMmmmmmm! Heaven! OK, maybe two scoops!