Just a quick update on my current situation: I’ve had the last two weeks off work, due to what I’m going to refer to as “the condition”. Trust me, it’s better that way. You do not want to know details. On Monday past, I saw a specialist for “the condition”, and he advised that I needed surgery. So on Tuesday, I packed my bags and went to the hospital, where “the condition” was operated on. I spent 2 nights in the care of wonderful nurses, and was discharged yesterday.
I’m now home, recovering from “the condition”, which can take anywhere as long as 3-6 weeks. So, normal service shall resume as soon as I am not too drugged up on painkillers to write. Hang in there folks, and thanks for the kind wishes from all the kind people who’ve been well wishing me (and cringing at my descriptions of “the condition”).