Tom is gone away for a weeklong business trip. I don’t like it when he travels and I don’t sleep well when he is gone. Given the fact that I woke up this morning with a sore throat which has blossomed into a full blown cold during the day today, I feel like crap on more than one front.

While it will be a busy week here on the hill, it will be a lonely one…waiting for Friday evening to arrive. Assuming of course, the world doesn’t implode or whatever with CERN on Wednesday. Fingers crossed.