Turns out I was borderline walking pneumonia. Went to the Doctors Monday. The nice Doctor had me breath deep several times which sent me into a 10 minute couching jag in which I actually peed my pants a little. He gave me some uber antibiotics and extra strong cough medicine. I'm feeling better but, here's a tip:
Do turn on the light when taking cough medicine at 3:00 AM. Do measure each dosage and follow the directions. I do not recommend taking several swigs off the bottle in a half sleep state. You run the risk of overdosing and drinking half the bottle then have to drive to work stoned out of your mind in the morning, like I did Thursday.
Last night was the first night I slept straight through the night in a week.
Son worked his first week in co-op. Co-op is when the technical high school students actually work on the weeks they would have their shop. So far so good. He likes the job (it's a major construction company with over 140 pieces of equipment). He's making $10 an hour and will get a load of on-the-job training with the potential of going full-time when he graduates. If he can keep his mouth shut and attitude in check - he'll be fine.
In the spirit of 'A Christmas Story' I give you Charlie. Only, instead of 'You'll shoot your eye out kid', the catch phrase should be 'You'll lose a finger kid'.