I did not feel good this morning, and it didn’t get much better during the day. By lunch, it felt like someone had crammed a tennis ball down my throat and it didn’t seem to matter how many cough drops I sucked down.
I stumbled home, took an ibuprofen, and slept for an hour. When I woke up I felt a lot better. The swelling had subsided and my throat felt almost normal.

I got up and fixed dinner and bound a book–Democracy in America, Vol. 1 by Alexis de Tocqueville. It looks so good to finally have that book on my shelf. It’ll be even better when the glue has dried on the spine and I’ll be able to read it.

After doing a Japanese punch-bind, I glued a strip of paper with the title onto the spine for extra strength and to make the book look more like a commercial paperback. Normally you want to show off the punch-binding, but this early effort is nothing to look at. It needed to be covered.