Just as the new semester was about to begin I came down with an upper respiratory tract infection and had to cancel classes for the week. It wasn’t that bad beyond preventing me from sleeping for more than an hour at a time or so (so I had to spend the night alternating sitting up and lying down) and slowing down my (never very rapid) thought processes. I even broke down and saw the doctor (who was not terribly concerne din the final analysis). I probably wouldn’t have gone normally, but I’m still under the influence of this and thought better safe than sorry.
It’s almost over now, but now I’m behind on a bunch of non-internet related things so things will still be light for a day or so.