Cough, cough, sniffle

Kat asked how we deal with things like colds when we can’t dash out and pick up some decongestant or cough suppressant.

To some extent, we bring that stuff with us. Our medicine cabinet at home contains decongestant and ibuprofen, and that’s easy enough to bring along. We’re lucky to be generally healthy. We can’t remember the last time either of us took an antibiotic, and it’s not something we’ve ever sought to bring along for possible self-medicating.


However, in our ten-plus years of remote caretaking we have never had so much as a sniffle. There’s no one out here to give us cold germs.

We might chop off a hand with a saw, break a leg skiing, or have an appendix explode, but a cold or flu? Nope.

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