Heh. I guess you thought I'd died or something but no. I was just very busy flying around the globe and dealing with Astral to finally get the cable internet connection installed that we ordered in February. It's a long story and not amusing but in the end, we prevailed. We now have a super speedy 24/7-online-and-not-blocking-the-phone-ever-again internet connection. And boy, does it feel good. OK, so it's not quite as speedy as my friend Natalie's broadband in Bethesda, MD, but it's SUCH an improvement over how things were. I'm so thrilled. Internet is fun again! It will also be much more fun posting now, since I don't have to wait for two minutes for the interface to open. Happy us.