Feb 272020

For the last two or three days, Terry has been battling the same cold I have/had, since I’m not completely sure mine is gone yet. Sometimes I can go several hours feeling pretty decent and then all of a sudden it feels like a herd of elephants have stomped all over me.

The one major difference between the way it has affected both of us is that while my voice stayed pretty much the same, Terry’s seems to have turned to a high, squeaky sound. She’s never been a woman with a lot to say and is not given to prattling on about nonsense, but now when she does talk, it sounds like she has been inhaling helium. She may be squeaky, but I love her.

We were both so worn out from traveling and not feeling good that Tuesday night when we came back to the motel from my son’s house I got the blog ready to go, then we took showers and went to bed and crashed for twelve hours. I think our bodies are telling us it’s time to go home.

And that’s just what we are going to do. Today is our last day here in Tuscaloosa, and tomorrow morning we’ll be back on the road, Florida bound. It is about 585 miles, and I’m not sure if we will do it in one day or stretch it out and make it a two-day trip. We’ll play it by ear and see how it goes.

We are looking forward to getting back into our regular routines; sleeping in our own bed again, and for me I can’t wait to get some writing done and to have some of Terry’s delicious cooking, once she feels up to it. I do enjoy going out to dinner now and then, but after a month of restaurant food, I’m ready for some good old made from scratch home cooking.

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Birdsongs, the first book in my friend Jason Deas’ excellent Benny James mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin

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  2 Responses to “She’s A Bit Squeaky, But I Love Her”

  1. Sounds like you both need a good rest to help heal your bodies. Maybe shortening your travel hours will allow you to recharge.
    Know what you mean about getting tired of Restaurant Food.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  2. I agree with you about the herd of elephants — I have had a cold for over a week now — sometimes you feel good and sometimes the elephants are sitting on you—hope you get better soon and Ms Terry too….. I guess these things just gotta run their course

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