Needless to say, we'll be staying in tonight, and instead of bubbly, I'll be ringing in the new year (minus a couple of hours) with a shot of Nyquil. I also discovered that a hot mug of local honey, coconut rum, and fresh-squeezed lime juice makes a soothing toddy for a raspy throat, so I might start with that at cocktail time.
Fortunately, Barry recovered enough to go out and get his last 22 miles on the bike today to finish with 7502 miles for the year, his highest mileage year ever. Whatta guy! I had to settle for a mere 2127 miles, but I'll take it. It's my best cycling year since 2004.