Apparently it isn't a good idea to cough in the midst of picking up heavy objects, especially when one's back is already a bit stiff. Fortunately, I am not as afflicted as I was four years ago when I threw my back out but good and couldn't work for a couple of weeks. In fact, I drove to work right after doing the deed on Wednesday morning and then took ibuprofen when I got there, though I left a bit early to come home and ice it. Probably should have just iced it immediately. Sleep and work have been challenging, though it does seem to be improving. I think keeping up with the exercises the physical therapist taught me paid off in preventing worse damage. Anyway, probably not too much gallivanting this weekend. D was also sounding like he'd relapsed a bit this week with his GI problem. sigh
Last weekend, a long weekend with the Monday Memorial Day holiday, we did get out and about a bit locally. It was sunny and warm, so we walked by the river, crossing over to the Cambridge side on Sunday and then along "our" side on Monday. It was lovely.
Well, one more day of work, which I am doing from home today as I did yesterday. The better to stop and ice my back. While I'm in the city this weekend, my new upstairs neighbors will be moving in. I met them last week and they seemed nice. It's been maybe 9 months since it's been empty upstairs, so I'll have to get used to the activity again. But good to know the place isn't empty while I'm not here, and my landlords aren't planning to sell the place anytime soon.