For more than three weeks I (that is: the body part of me) have been fighting off an infection. It was not bad enough to pay a visit to the doctor, though it was severely impacting my physical stamina. At one point I was close to making an appointment with the GP. Then I heard other parents complaining about this prolonged cough. Then Daughter had to play in a different group at daycare due to staff shortage as a result of illnesses. It wasn’t just me fighting this battle. We, the people of Vathorst, were in this together. That made me instantly feel better. And now, a few days later my cough is almost gone, I don’t need to free my nose with unhealthy spray during the night any more. and I actually feel like I could take a long walk this afternoon. The battle is almost over.