So today I made it all the way to the city (briefly) and home (gratefully) with brief forays into two grocery stores as part of the trip. Still coughing, though less. Each bout lasts a shorter time than a few days ago, but there's still enough to be exhausting and keep my throat sore.
It was a beautiful day--a norther blew in last night, then the wind stilled...and then it got cold when the sun went down. Colder and colder. The online forecast was for lows to 34F but the 10 pm news said it could get into the high '20s, at which point I panicked about the newly planted roses and made R- go put hay over them.
Now to bed and hopefully to sleep the night away. What's left of it.