I have been incredibly ill and, well, almost didn't make it to post another day. Thanks to my doctors, nurses, and especially surgeon at UCSF, I'm ... if not on the mend, getting there, I hope.
Had to stop all community activity, reading about peak oil and consumption, and even cooking for the past three months -- although I wanted to report that a few days before I went into the hospital the first time, my husband and I graduated from Neighborhood Emergency Response Team training.
So, I'm not sure how often I'll be posting here for the next few months. There's another surgery on the way plus a chronic disease to manage for the rest of my life (Crohn's). But I'm hoping for the best. Just wanted to explain the long absence.