I am tired of being sick and really tired of being deaf. I really can hardly hear a thing and Ray is getting tired of repeating everything at the top of his lungs. After days of denial and wishful thinking ("I'm feeling better today, really I am") I finally went to see a Dr. and learned what I already knew. Infections in both ears and in my sinuses. I now have ear drops and nose spray and big, huge horse pills of the antibiotic type—something for every hole in my head. I'll get better now. Meanwhile my longtime desktop companion glares at me and tells me to "snap out of it." I'm tryin'.