I’ve had this cough for about a month. Now, it’s evolved into just a “small back of the throat” tickle. I’m not one to use cough drops though I may start … it’s bothersome. I further think the dry air and dust have a lot to do with it. I sound like an Eeyore “hrrumphing” all the time … (“in assumed protest - Steve continually cleared his throat”). It’s just the dry fall weather; I’m not bothered (usually).
I felt bad last night - it was Halloween. I only bought 140 big boxes of movie candy and was out of candy shortly after 6 PM. (I had hot tamales, but kids don’t like hot tamales. I had one kid who came up and looked at my “offerings” and left dejected.) I used to have a lot less kids -- but the word got out that I had “big” candy, and that’s all she wrote. I bought the Belmond and Clarion Dollar General stores out of their big candy -- they didn’t have enough though. Next year - I will have 250 big boxes of the weird stuff that kids like (Ike and Mike’s and all sorts of sour candys; blech).
Chris Medvec dressed up like Blippi for Halloween. Kids would get their pictures with him and were so excited (or completed freaked out). A couple of kids questioned his “realness” … “you don’t sound like Blippi” one kid said*. It’s always good if you are an old coughing guy sitting in your lawn chair handing out candy to kids to have a celebrity with you.