This morning I learnt that the car radio volume control won't go beyond "30". I can tell that it's on because the lining of the car door is vibrating, and pedestrians are raising their eyebrows at me, but I can't make out what the people on the "Today" program are talking about.
This morning I am in the office, and David who is in the office with me but the other side of a partition has just been describing to me something his computer was doing and I didn't even know he was speaking until he came round the partition and nudged me.
This, for me, is the usual precursor to getting a cold of some sort.
Monday and Tuesday I was at a client site in Cheltenham, sorting out server-side issues arising from the storm and powercut. My contact on-site, Jo, had a filthy cold.
I emailed Jo and asked her about the progress of her cold. If it's the same one, it should have come and gone in 48 hours. I hope so.
If not, I'll be seeing lots of people on Friday but hearing nobody.
I'm considering telling people that today I'm doing telephone support by email only.