I don't remember hearing so many people with the raspy cough...! I came home with a sinus and bronchial infection, which pretty much set in once I got my head packed with dust from the Tuesday evening dusty breezes. I'm not sure if the soil composition changes much from year to year, but maybe there was a higher concentration of one of the toxic dusts that affected more people this year... Brandy, I hope you got your medicine, and are feeling better by now... I'm finally getting a little bit of energy back... it's never easy is it...?