Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I'm under the porch

My grandfather Anderson described his way of recovering from sickness this way, "You don't see a dog going to the doctor when he's sick--he just crawls under the porch and waits..and sure enough time almost always heals him."

I go under the porch every winter--usually from Christmas until Spring break. I generally get the flu or cold or whatever other bug is passing by in January which "settles" (my mother's word) in my chest and I hack all night requiring my emigration to our guest bedroom for the rest of the night so Sharon can sleep. I wake up exhausted, drag myself to classes, and barely keep up with my email--basically I just crawl under the porch and wait for time to heal.

So if you've written to me recently and have not heard back... I'm under the porch waiting for time to do its work.
--Keith Drury

UPDATE FEB 11
I see improvement and am grateful to the Lord for it...all healing comes from God--fast or slow.... still no voice--it has been 7 days without a voice, which makes "lecturing" difficult ;-) the other day in LCE I typed my lecture into a PowerPoint while they took notes... funny, they still asked me to slow down..I could type faster then many could take notes ;-) I probably waste many words anyway--that made me be more economical ... one student said it was "the best class this year": hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

UPDATE AFTER SPRING BREAK
Like a miracle I Slowly have recovered. lost my hacking couch over break... but like a curse I got it back again within 24 hours of returning to work. Turns out the leaks in our offices in Old College church had gotten my officemate's books all soaked in January... and they were sitting unpacked all this time growing mold... when Chris unpacked them over break they were covered with black mold. A HA! They moved me to a temporary office in the World Impact section of OCC and within a week I was fine...

5 comments:

Jess said...

How funny you taught through typing :). I think it would be an interesting class, not b/c you couldn't talk, but b/c it is just different. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Christy... said...

That's hilarious about your class!! :)

Hey--try putting Vicks on the bottoms of your feet at night. :)

Ryan Schmitz said...

Wow, imagine even trying that 10 years ago with us not-even-that-old timers. Hope you are doing better. Question for you... what were you political leanings during your Calvinist years? Did your political beliefs with your theology? Just something I've been thinking about. Thanks.

Ryan Schmitz said...

sorry, should have read: Did your political beliefs change as your theology changed?

Amber Janelle said...

Coach--picturing you typing your lecture almost made me laugh out loud. :) Glad you're feeling better now. Just a few weeks til classes are over, grades are in, and you're out in the woods somewhere being re-energized! :)