I do very humbly beg your forgiveness for my extended absense. We were in BC last week, and having too much fun to go near the computer. And then the trip home ended up being longer and more dramatic than anticipated (much more on that later), and so recovery/unpacking/reintroduction to normal life has been slow. I will be back, someday very soon, to discuss our trip, our lives as they currently exist, the kids' college careers, etc. As we heard at the airport more than once on our trip home, we appreciate your patience, we are committed to your satisfaction, and we will be with you as soon as possible.