Monday night, my wife started feeling the beginning stages of being sick (aches, etc.). By Tuesday morning, she and my youngest daughter both had the flu. Wednesday morning, my oldest daughter had the flu. And I was bragging that because of my Diet Coke and protein bar diet, I was once again going to escape this illness. Well, "let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." At about 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, as I was writing a sermon, my legs and back started aching and by Wednesday night, I had a full-on case of the flu. Thursday and Friday, I spent the entire day in bed, running a temperature of 101-103 and eating about 500 calories each day. It's now Saturday and I still feel lousy. Food doesn't sound good at all...even the thought of drinking a Diet Coke makes me want to vomit. The only thing that sounds good is orange juice and popsicles. I'm not sure that a flu shot would have prevented this, but we have decided that we are definitely going to be getting a flu shot this winter. If you've been fortunate enough to have not gotten this flu, be very thankful. If you have gotten it, it is just another small reminder of the effects of Adam's fall.