As you've noticed, I took almost two months away from the ol' blog, and am just now returning with a couple of posts. Suffice to say that there have been some things happening that have occupied my time, along with some issues that sapped my motivation to write. Sometimes, I find myself withdrawing when troubles arise; this was one of those times, and I just couldn't bring myself to face the keyboard.
The troubles are still there, but we're coping with them as best we can, and I decided now was the time to begin writing again. I can't promise I'll be here every day, but I'll make an effort to update not much'a nothin' more frequently than I have in the past few months.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.