This weekend I was chatting with Pop and observed rather bitterly that I feel best when I wake up late and go motorcycling. He said, "well, why don't you do that?" So, I am going to start sleeping in later in the mornings and going in to work a bit later. The reason I have been getting up so early (6:00ish) is to "beat the traffic" to work and get a good parking spot in the garage. Neither of these is a concern - I can "filter through the queues" as the Britons say and motorcycle parking is hardly at a premium at work. I do feel much better when I wake up even an hour later and really don't like making myself go to bed at 9:30 when the rest of the family stays up until 11:00. Besides, it makes me sound like a wet blanket when I say "I'm going to bed, turn the theater down so it doesn't keep me awake." This arrangement should work better for all of us and on those rare occasions when I do have to drive the car, I'll just get up early on those days and it'll be a special treat to get home early.
On another note, I see my pulmonologist tomorrow and will ask him what his thoughts are on my excessive bronchial mucus production. I have been on antibiotics THREE weeks now and have noticed no statistically significant change for either better or worse. I must admit that I'm getting a little bit frustrated with the situation and am about ready to throw in the towel on this doctor. Hopefully he has something profound tomorrow but I have my doubts.