Originally Posted by Latestarter
Wow 410, sorry you were without power for so long. Really glad there was no real damage caused by it. I had power out for a while and it never got much below ~ 60 in here either. Glad you weren't incubating... that would have sucked. I've been fighting a danged cold for ~3 days now. It's moved and become entrenched in my head and chest. I can't sleep cause I start hacking if I lay down. My chest and throat are so sore from coughing... I've started sneezing, which normally means I'm starting to kick it... I sure hope so. Now I'm back off to the recliner to try and doze for a while. I have no idea why those couple of hens got so off kilter. I mean I could understand if the egg got broken or something, but to eat every egg they laid... That was ridiculous! After I identified and removed the offenders, there's been no more problem with it.
Oh, I'm sorry you've caught a cold. Sounds like you've got a post-nasal drip from it, where, when you lie down, stuff just runs down the back of your throat and causes coughing the whole night. I used to use a good anti-histamine to dry up the drip, and it worked for me when I couldn't take the lack of sleep and sore muscles from coughing any more. Most pain I forget, but THAT stuff I remember. Salt and sugar made it worse. Hope you get it figured out. Recliners are good.
Yes, I am glad I was not incubating. I can wait for that. And, to be truthful, nothing seems to have got damaged but my ego. Being without power is SOOOOO inhumane and humbling.
I am beginning to bring together all the lost chicken souls in the house - there are four now - and am feeling a bit like Joanne Woodward in SYBIL. That should keep me entertained during the next storm. I am nuts, but at least old enough to justify it. Get well.