30 July, 2007

Happy Camper, Sick Camper

I'm back from camp, a little under the weather. The climate there was soggy and damp at times but I blame my throat and sinus malady on something else: mold. The adult volunteers at camp are privileged to stay in some pretty nice "digs", by camp standards. These rooms are air-conditioned. I've always believed this to be more psychological than physical air "conditioning", the fan runs in these rooms, but they're not all that effective. Personally, I don't like to run it, I'd be more than content to throw open the windows; but my daughter-roommate wanted the A/C, and I acquiesced... hey, it WAS her birthday! (My hesitancy to use the unit is based on my supposed lack of proper filter maintenance on camp... I feel the same way about airplanes and recycled air there, too.) It was rainy and it did make sense to at least attempt to dry out our room air where we slept. On Saturday morning I awakened to burning eyes and a raging sore throat. Coincidence? Maybe. Today it has seemingly settled into my sinuses and I am running on half-motor (or less). And yet, it was all worth it. Our time spent at camp, as witnesses to the very youngest campers, was worth every sneeze and sniffle that I've brought back as a souvenir; precious time spent with my adult daughter, too. I'd go back in a heartbeat; but next time I'm going to push a little harder for God's conditioned mountain air, albeit damp, coming through open windows... after all, I have a theory to prove.

Life is Good!

7 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

Glad to have you back. I hope you are feeling back to normal soon!

Connie W said...

I'm with you...nearly every time I travel by air I 'catch' something and end up sick. I hope it improves and you quickly are back to normal good health.

Nancy said...

I think I just heard you sneeze again. God bless you!

Shelina said...

My allergies acted up when I went camping too. If it isn't the mold, then it would be the dust, so I don't think there is anything for me to do but make sure I've packed enough allergy medicine, just in case.
Hope your lungs and nose get cleared up soon!

Tina said...

Hi my name is Tina and My hubby and I have just moved to Canada for a couple of years. Have enjoyed reading your blog, especially about the gift challenge. Kerry swains cottage on the hill in Australia is doing the same thing, thats how I got onto you. I went back to Australia to see my kids and participate in the Christmas in July weekend at the cottage. Nice to have a blog closer to meet some more friends.
Tina

atet said...

Hope you are feeling better soon -- but it sounds like the experience was worth the sniffles! I would have to agree on the theory -- I try to avoid a/c as much as possible since I love fresh air!

meggie said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell. I hope it soon clears for you. Nothing worse, than a sinus headache.
But how lovely you got to spend time with your adult daughter.