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It’s December 10th, and Matt and I have been back from our cross country road trip now for 10 days. We have been gone from Hawaii now for 2 and a half months [feels like a week and a year at the same time!] I am regretful to say that I have caught my first cold in a year. The tingly nose, the unfamiliar sneezes and the sore throat that led up to the drippy nose and stuffy head today indicated that my good luck streak was over and I got clobbered with a cold. Living in Hawaii for 9 months seemed to do good things for my health, and I didn’t have the slightest ailment all spring/summer [except for maybe a cold sore once, those pesky buggers!] The road trip went smoothly; it seemed we were able to escape the H1N1 [knocking on wood right now!!] as we hopped from city to city, spending very limited time in the presence of other people. Mostly just clean, pure nature.