I apologize for my recent absence here. Not to bore anyone with the details, but Mercia received a medical diagnosis in April that had to be addressed with surgery in June. We then had an issue in our apartment that essentially necessitated our emptying our closets, dressers and bagging everything up while some maintenance was done. Unfortunately, the first company to do the work, didn't do it properly and it had to be redone, so we've just the second half of this week been able to start getting things back to normal. Then on Monday, Mercia's father died, necessitating her traveling to Brazil. I'm physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. In other week I hope to start blogging again. Thanks for your support.