For the last few weeks I’ve been miserable with red eyes, scratchy throat, streaming nose and some really impressive a’choos.
I expressed to everyone that I’d never had allergies like this before. Never! I was doing my blood pressure readings some damage with all the stuff I was taking to get everything under control enough to leave the house. People at work asked if I was affected like this every spring and I’m sure they didn’t quite believe my “nope, never before” answer.
Now I’m vindicated …..
Last night my weather lady said: From 1998 through 2011 the average daily pollen count was 361 gcm (grams per cubic metre) and this year the average daily pollen count is 841*. I arrived here in 2000 so it is therefore true that I’ve not experienced such a load of evil yellow stuff before.
* I emailed my weather lady today to ask if that was an average over 365 days of the year or just spring and she responded: It’s my understanding that it is the Spring average
And I look forward to summer when everything dies!
Econo-boy had a very normal vacation to Cancun and DC and has returned to work in Sydney. Oh, he did forget the pin to his fancy iPhone and when it was reset he lost all his holiday photos – that sucks but it wasn’t life threatening.
The Locksmith & Amanda are currently enjoying the sights of New York before returning here this weekend. Then they head off to California for a week on their way back to Sydney.