Mom was concerned about me being short of breath, and wanted me to see the allergist. I went to see Dr. J. He said my lungs were clear, but it seemed that I had a lot of phlegm in my throat. Although I had a cold, he did skin tests. I am allergic to several kinds of trees and grasses. It didn't really surprise me that I have become allergic to tobacco. I was surprised that I had become allergic to corn, and a little allergic to wheat.
I went to the library and got a book entitled London Fog, which K.J. Charles had used information from to evoke the atmosphere in her "Sins of the Cities" stories, mostly set in 1873. I read some of that.
Later: I read Julia Talbot's new Dreamspinner book.