After coming off the water Thursday evening I felt I was coming down with a sore throat, coughing and slight fever. Spending most of Thursday night awake back at home with coughing and sinus drainage, I decided to go to the doctor Friday. I found out I had contracted a serve sinus infection with swollen glands in my neck caused by the sore throat and constant coughing. The doctor gave me a couple of shots and medication for the next 10 days. As of today I am still not on top of the world but feeling some better. The doctor told me the windy conditions and dropping temps fishing those two days was the culprit. I can remember when I would merely wear off this type of cold, but as I get older I find that a trip to the doctors office is the only cure. I usually get one of these infections twice a year, in the spring and always in the late fall, so this is my fall infection. I didn’t anticipate getting sick on this trip because I always look forward to going to my brothers and his wife. Another thing I look forward to is the good food prepared by my brother’s wife and the buffet at the local restaurant. The gumbo, baked chicken and peach cobbler is something hard to beat for lunch, and of course the prepared supper meals my sister-in-law spreads out. Being with family is a big part of my life, and my wife and I are looking forward to family time this coming Thanksgiving. Here’s wishing all you guys a great Thanksgiving with your family.