Update (Friday March 13): I’m feeling much better – and back at work. Many thanks to those of you who have been sending me encouragement, both online and off. Now Patty’s come down with this thing. She had a temperature of 104 last night. Not good…

Goodness, I’m so sick I can hardly set here and write this, but I thought I should let my readers know that I’m not slacking and I’m not ignoring them. While in San Diego last weekend, I caught a bug of some kind and since then I’ve been dealing with a fever, constant headaches, body aches, and a head that’s thinks it’s Niagara. So – this short missive is just to let you know that I’m sure that “this too shall pass,” and I’ll be back to blogging again shortly.