Why this expression? I don’t know, just because I guess.
Yup, nasty strain of FLU. I took a gamble and did EXACTLY what good ‘ol Mom warned against…..getting back to a work routine too early and risking a possible relapse but I was faced with a garden shed roof collapse to that problem “leaning tree”. Yeah, forced me out of bed a bit soon but thankfully I was able to remedy the situation without any serious problems although I had to lay down on the ground a couple of times to rest because of dizziness. Yes I considered the possibilities carefully….chainsaw, ladder, not feeling 100% – but was never-the-less able to remove the weight of the tree and save the roof – then “I crashed” for another day or two watching TV and picking up around the house a bit (which is always required). Still not quite back to normal but definitely much better. Not being able to smell/taste food is always a problem with gaining your strength back but chicken noodle/tomato soup and crackers seem to always fill that bill – and of course….FLUIDS FLUIDS FLUIDS! Cannot risk dehydration while fighting those bugs. Well….I hear that familiar call for weed slaughter! later!
My (near) best to you and yours, Lew
PS: Please be careful with this year’s Flu! Don’t be a dumb ass like I was – obtain the necessary medications some way and rest!