I think it's about time to come back from my vacation. The first half of the interval was the good part, the rare visit of two members of Barry's family, here on separate but overlapping schedules.
The second half, not so good. I came down with a very bad intestinal flu the day after his mother-our-very-good-friend had left. A temperature which quickly rose to five degrees above normal meant that neither my energy nor my head was up to the simple mechanicals of a keyboard - actually, until just about this very moment.
Thank intelligent design for having the good sense to create antibiotics!