About five weeks ago I was out painting the old shed/shop, which holds all my machinery such as it is. It was dingy and the paint was flaking off, mildew and mold etc. So it needed it badly. Now me...I have a problem with tree pollen, mainly oak. Considering where I live that's a significant issue for me. While I was painting, the wife, dear to me tho' she is, decided to mow the lawn in my vicinity. Unnoticed by me or her, she was raising a cloud of yellow behind her of oak pollen that had fallen to the grass and stayed there with no rain to wash it down. I breathed it in, not wearing a mask, and began my five week odyssey. First the sinuses, then the throat and finally a very bad case of bronchitis. Laid me up in the house, lying on the bed with a low level fever for at least three of my five weeks. Trips to the doctor and taking med.s. Not being able to eat. No fun. Well it's all over now, mostly, no more oak pollen. No more med.s. I'm able to go outside (yesterday I finally finished painting the shed/shop). Only left over is the weariness it brought upon me and a backlog of honey-dos and projects unfinished. O! I also lost eight pounds, a silver lining as I was trying to diet and lose the weight. Didn't want to lose it in quite that manner tho'. I think I'll be back in the shop tomorrow.