07 May 2011

Bad Week ...

Wow, this was a really, really bad week for me. Work load is quite insane, we have way too much going on right now, and I was sick. Really sick. Haven't been hit that bad for longer than I care to remember. Can't recall a single time in the last twenty years that I had more than 39 centigrade fever. Normally I don't get fever at all. Me at 38 is close to dying ... And the last time I recall it being higher than 39 I was still in school. The whole thing started with headaches and joint pain last week, got better for a day or two, then coughing started on Monday, stayed home sick Tuesday with 38.x fever, went to work Wednesday and half of Thursday when I just couldn't do anything anymore and went home. Checked, 39 fever! No wonder I felt like shit.

Okay, enough of this. It got much better on Friday and I was on normal temperature Friday evening. Today was a nice enough day, so in the afternoon we decided to ride up to Alice for dinner. It looked like a rainstorm up there but it was actually dry, just kind of dark already at 18:45 ... had a nice dinner, went back home. Both ways we took the short and quick route: Foothills Expressway (yeah,  an "Express" Way - you have to stop every 400m for red lights, what a shitty concept), Arastradero Rd., Alpine, Portola Road, Highway 84 to Alice.

The way back was in the dark. A first for Andrea, but it wasn't a big problem. I was riding ahead and so she had at least a good bearing in front of her.

It was really exhausting after being sick for so long. No pictures - no time and no light. Sorry. I'm glad the week is nearly over ... but the weekend could last another couple days.


  1. Poor Guido. There was a virus going around that my boss brought back from California, maybe you got down with the same bug? Seems like you are recovering now. Be back to normal, soon!

  2. Thanks Sonja! It was just such a bad timing that during the week of the worst stress I also got the worst cold / flue / whatever I can recall in the last years. But that's what it is ... when it rains, it pours.

  3. Guido:

    It could be worse, sick and no work to do. Hope you get better soon

    Riding the Wet Coast

  4. There has been a lot of that going around. More so than in previous years. Hope things are getting back to normal.