So, health whinge below cut.
My throat felt better on the 29th, and Sprout was back to normal. Then, on Dec. 1st we went to do some grocery shopping. The pollution level was atrocious. The air was so smoke-filled (burning trash...) that it was hard to see the skyline a kilometer away. At one point, I thought I was going to throw up, the fumes were so bad. The next day, the air was almost as bad and I had to do some errands on foot. So, no surprise when on the 3rd, I developed a cough. It seems that whatever I had before crept down into my bronchial tubes and, aided by the pollution, as given me a lovely case of bronchitis, complete with fever and a runny nose. Sprout has started coughing, too, and I put her to bed tonight with a low fever.
I have been unable to sleep and have gotten a total of about 7 hours the past two nights, 8.5 if you count the nap I was lucky enough to take today.
We are going to buy air purifiers for the house. They may work; they may be a waste of money. If they don't work, I don't know how I'm going to be able to survive 2 years and 10 months more here. Not if I (and Sprout and what about a newborn?) get sick every two weeks. People say it is the changing seasons, and it might be, but the pollution does not go away, winter or summer. Anyhow, that is why I'm posting this: to help me see if there is a pattern...
I have entries to comment on and emails to reply to, but friends, please bear with me. It ain't going to happen tonight (8:15 p.m. and I'm headed to bed). It might happen tomorrow. Maybe.