I woke up to my cell phone’s alarm clock vibrating and singing it’s shrill song on my nightstand. I got up and immediately felt awful. My whole body was achy. I was coughing and my nose was running. It wasn’t looking good. I took a shower and went down to the restaurant to join the Sorens and Dan for breakfast. I tried to eat some bread but my stomach was killing me.
The drive back to Orvieto was not too bad because the conversation helped distract me from my sickness. Dr. Soren told a lot of really funny stories from the field. He was laughing so hard he was crying. It was a good thing Dan was driving!
I decided to bite the bullet and help Dan record the sound for a few interviews in Orvieto’s museum. I’m the only person (other than him) that knows how to record sound so I didn’t want to let anyone down. They had some pretty cool pieces; the museum itself was dedicated entirely to Etruscan archaeology. However, feeling like shit made it difficult to appreciate these beautiful pieces. Dan and Dr. Soren told me to go back to my apartment and rest after the interviews.
I went home and fell asleep at 8pm.
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