|Coryza of the Homunculus. My Id. Isn't he gorgeous?|
I've been pouring coffee in my right ear and fenugreek tea into my left. My nose has a spring-loaded Aspirin dispenser in one nostril and an I.N. drip (Intra Nostril) for Night-Doctor in the other. Night Doctor is like Night Nurse but better qualified and able to use the buzzy-clunk machine with the "charging" already and the "400 joules" and the pads and with the "Clear!"
Damn me though if I've not having to make some serious, albeit temporary changes at Owl Towers.
Been commutin' since the start of this disconvenience from the roaring fire in my bedroom via the roaring fire in the main passenger lift, past the roaring fire in the hallway to the roaring fire in the library. I've now had a wood-burning stove added to my three-wheeled wicker bathchair and a warming radiator plumbed in under my Arsenal Villa are doing awfully well this year are they not.
Whereas ordinarily I would remove my own decanter stoppers I've temporarily installed a stopper-wallah per decanter and someone to press the tumbler to my lips. I blink once for brandy, twice for port and three times for a medicinal Martini. For an olive I raise my little pinky. It seems to be working as well as may be expected; I'm improving - I reached for my own handkerchief just a little earlier today (although I needed help to blow, obviously).
The television remote control and the book page-turner have been allowed to wear anti-sneeze sou'westers.
A small Welsh bass-baritone octet has been engaged to moan and groan for me whenever I point at them.
To any gentlemen out there I'd just like to say yes, it's disgusting and debilitating but I'm soldiering through, making the best of it with the few resources at my disposal.
To any ladies out there I'd just like to confirm that yes, I am still fulfilling my compulsory role as hunter-gatherer so the natural matriarchal order isn't being threatened by a man taking time out and no, I don't expect the least bit of empathy. Bring on the "man-flu" diagnosisesieses and disparagements!
Normal service will be resumed in spring, possibly summer.