We are both in a miserable place.
It was this time last year that Ken started off with a cold and ended up in hospital with pneumonia. I was pleased when he retired back in May this year with the winter months ahead, as now that he has got sick again, at least he wasn't going to work and has been able to stay indoors and keep warm and dry instead of outside driving around all day in the elements.
I was hoping to avoid catching the cold but no, it got me and I had to cancel a speaking engagement this morning, which I was very disappointed about. But there was no way I could talk about my linens for half an hour or more, with a sore throat, and a few sneezes thrown in for good measure.