It's so nice to see people are still out there reading, and I got so many responses so quickly... it was really sweet, and so nice to see so many familiar names are still around.
And I very much appreciate all the well-wishes. Among other distressing happenings in the last 12 to 18 months, I lost my beloved dad six months ago. We were extremely close and spent a lot of time together, even more so after he got sick. It was a difficult illness (lung cancer compounded by Alzheimer's). It's been an awful year and I've had a terrible time adjusting to life without him.
Each expression of caring and support from my friends far and wide makes a difference. Thank you.