Midweek saw a cold, that had been lurking in the background since the weekend, come to full bloom! Starting Tuesday, I suffered the expected sniffs and sneezes but also fatigue, chills, fever, and finishing it all off, a pounding headache all day Wednesday. Missed work both days but didn't enjoy the time off at all. That is what "sick" days are for though, isn't it? I'm feeling much better now but still recovering. I'm calling it a cold but it could have been flu. Doesn't much matter either way — I was one sick dude!
Last weekend we visited the Akron Museum of Art. I think I enjoyed the architecture of the place (recently expanded) more than much of the art which has an emphasis on the modern. We also visited Quaker Square which was, some years ago, an exciting adaptive reuse of the Quaker Oats mill. It featured many unique shops and the grain silos had been converted into a very nice hotel. The hotel is still there but nearly all of the shops are closed. It used to be a fun place to visit any time but especially around the Christmas holiday season. Very sad. Oh, and someone "doored" my car really good in our travels either in Akron or whilst at the Mustard Seed Market in Montrose. First big blemish on the 2002 Honda. Shame on you, whomever you are!
At work we've seen that pretty Barracuda Spam Firewall succeed well in chewing up unwanted email and spitting it out. Across the board people are seeing the virtual elimination of their spam problem. Lots less messing around with offensive and/or nuisance messages for all of us; it really makes email useful to us again. This is Good, as Voxers might say.
We've got an open house set for the observatory tomorrow night. The early weather forecasts weren't promising but now, 24 hours in advance, things are looking very good for seeing. Hopefully I'll be fully recovered by then in order to put on a good show without suffering a relapse!
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