On top of it all, I came down with a bug. I was mostly OK up to the day after my birthday. At that point the crud that had nearly caused me sweetie to ask me to take her to the hospital (something she's only done once before that I recall) grabbed on to my immune system and started wreaking havoc. I spaced out my regular wargame on Thursday between having to work late and achieving object-at-rest status on the couch at home. The volume of fluid moving through my sinuses kept me awake most of three nights making Friday work hell and Saturday one of those days to sit in front of the TV, praise the gods of Tivo and fortify one's immune system with echinacea tea and Oreo cookies. I missed out on the party of some friends of mine because I was so wiped out. I finally sweated some of the thing out of me and was half myself on Sunday. A decent night's sleep and I'm on the uphill climb out of this thing.
Got a dishwasher over the weekend too. Something Ericka's been bugging me about for a while now. It'll make things easier 'round the house but was tough getting. Hard to choose between the shiny boxes at the appliance store when you're so tired and just wish they sold recliners too. But my friend David and I got it done. He also picked up a small counter-top dishwasher for himself. We'll be needing to get ours installed so Ericka's currently jealous of his instant gratification.