I was more optimistic yesterday that I am today about my sore neck and shoulder. I went this morning to put some more of that ibuprofen gel on the hurting area and I noticed that I have three red patches, one of them swollen into a welt, on my chest and shoulder. They don't itch.
I'm wondering if I could have been bitten by an insect that would cause the pain and stiffness in my shoulder and neck. Either that, or I'm allergic to the gel I've been applying. My shoulder feels kind of numb. I guess it's time to go try to see a doctor, or at least a pharmacist.
The temperature here hit 90 and above (32 to 34 ºC) yesterday. That was also the temperature up in the loft. It's supposed to be even hotter today. Thankfully, the temperature this morning is down in the upper 60s. And during the afternoon it's a dry heat — no humidity. We don't have air-conditioning because we so seldom would need it.