So, did you know that a common cold can cause an auditory nerve infection?  I did not.  But guess what?

Yeah, that’s right.

It’s actually not as bad as it sounds – I’m not in the hospital or anything.  It’s painful, though, and I’ve gone partially deaf in one ear – temporarily, they believe.  Everyone is confident that with a cocktail of antibiotics and such, I’ll be fine in a week, though.  I’m doing my utmost to keep up my responsibilities, but this is just so you know – if you don’t hear from me (ha!) that’s what’s going down.  It’ll take more than this to stop me!

For now, I have pills to take and sleeping to do.  All the best, folks!