I feel your pain, G-man. My little one ran a fever yesterday and was really out of sorts - the first time I've ever noted her really being miserable over sickness. Kids can usually power through that sort of thing better than adults... at least when they are really tiny. And yesterday my wife and I also started to feel not so great. And this week is really a week where I have no margin for missing time. Hoping this sniffle I have doesn't get feverish like it did for the kid. Who, of course, had to sleep in our bed last night
Also.... can openers. WTF? Why are can openers always of such completely shit quality? The can opener is like this microcosm of what's wrong with manufacturing, China, quality, and the American consumer. The ability to preserve foods through canning foods is one of the fundamental success factors behind the quality of human life on this planet, and we can do amazing things with computers and iPhones and everything else, but we can no longer make a can opener that works successfully for an extended period of time.