I do not normally go this long without posting.
Here’s what happened: I was preparing for international travel. It is clear to most people that if you are about to leave your home for a couple of weeks, what you don’t do is announce it to the entire world. That invites criminals to come visit you.
Deb and I were in Ireland. I did not post from there for a number of reasons:
- There was no Internet at our first week’s stay.
- The Internet at our second week’s stay was glutinous.
- About halfway through, Deb grew very sick, and I had other things on my mind. As she began to improve, naturally, I got sick.
Having to spend fourteen hours in aircraft seats, plus seven hours sitting around airports, doesn’t do much for a sick person–especially one who has not had access to familiar remedies. When I got home, I was ill enough I could not sleep reclining, and every cough created a ripping feeling all the way up my trachea. A couple of times I even coughed up tissue. In short, I have not really had a very good time since returning.
I do have some material I composed in Ireland (when your wife wants only to lay around and suffer and be helped by you, you have a lot of leisure time), and will sort it out and publish it as I regain strength. For now, that strength is limited but improving daily. I also have some client work that is due soon, and I trust the reader to appreciate that such has first claim upon my finite energy supplies.
Thank you for your understanding. I have not forgotten my regular readers, and I am grateful for each of you.