This last week has been a rather low week for me, because I had been laid low by illness. This would explain the light blog postings these last few days. I don’t know if it was the flu or just a bad cold, but I’ve missed work the last three-plus days, which is an unusually long period and maybe too long to be just a cold. I had gotten my flu vaccine last fall, like I always do, but as has been reported this year’s vaccine is not as effective as normal. Anyway, I would like to report that I am starting to feel better now, just in time for Valentines Day.