Well, I’ve got it. My grandfather called this condition the Johnny Jump-Ups. I’ve had mild intestinal discomfort for the past week, and thought I had beaten it. I even ventured into the big city by bus for the day yesterday. But I have been confined to my quarters for the entire day, and have not felt so exhausted for a very long time. I can’t eat anything. Earlier in the day I made the mistake of having some salty crackers, thinking to replenish lost salt. I have been quite nauseous and feverish since then. So here I am in bed with my computer, my link to the world.