Bit if a personal note: I'll be offline for most of this week and possibly next week. I'm heading down to South Carolina to see my father, who is quite ill. The timeline is still anyone's guess, but I will post when possible, and may do a separate mini-blog about the trip. I'll also pass notes over at the Bar & Grill when connectivity allows.
I want to thank those of you who have sent emails and made posts during what's been a rather hectic and draining time. It means a lot to me.