Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022, MN

Influenza Type A hit the Minnesota Bridge and Quinn families hard this week, affecting everyone but Charlotte who was able to go to school and her regular activities.  Norah was hit especially hard, having temps of 103° for several days.  They finally got back to school yesterday after being down for a full week.  My days have gone like this:

Day 1 - tickle in throat
Day 2 - tickle in throat & tightness in chest, feeling fatigued
Day 3 - same as Day 2
Day 4 - same as Days 2 & 3, but starting to feel better, less fatigued
Day 5 - almost back to normal but wait…started sneezing and having loose cough
Day 6 - today - constant sneezing and coughing

We got hit with an 8” snowfall on Tuesday. It started about 6am and quit about 5pm.  It was hard to clean off my car on Wednesday with my breathing issues but thanks to a relief inhaler, I got through it.  When I took Joey out for a walk, several neighbors were cleaning off their cars and Steve told me that I shouldn’t put it off until later, as the wet snow would freeze when the temps dropped and it would be much harder to clear off.  It was nice to see neighbors helping other neighbors get their cars cleaned off.  The parking lot had to be cleared on Thursday when the cleanup crew came in.  They do a really good job of keeping the lot and walkways cleared.  

Friday was nice and Joey and I were able to take a nice walk through the neighborhood.  Needless to say, he has been a bit squirrelly when we have been cooped up in the house.