I will be out off of blogger for the rest of the week while I visit my 99-year-old Dad out in Washington State. He has outlived two children and two wives and is looking forward to some outings, fish and chips, and cribbage. My husband is staying at home - he just returned from 3 weeks in Vietnam on business, and the rescue dogs (including our new one Larelei) will be happier with him there, rather than being boarded as Larelei was just starting to settle in to her new home.
UPDATE: Arrived safely and having a nice visit. My husband bought me a little think pad ebook so I could check mail (I don't have a smartphone and didn't want to lug my heavy laptop in a carry-on).
Also, Dad skunked me in cribbage - TWICE. This is just WRONG :-)