So I finally caved in and went to urgent care for the ear -- a lecture, a prescription and relief after a couple of doses. Nothing like an antibiotic suspended in a steroid to give relief. It has happened before and it will happen again.
I did manage to sneak in an early evening walk -- it's dark by 6:30 ... I started out a 5:45 ... and promptly found 8 deer and one hunter in the patch. Lee was sitting in his stand scoping out the possibilities before deer opening. He was less than thrilled to see me wandering around at dusk. He'll adjust -- the deer like me. I feed them well, really well.