I am back home in Lawrence this evening. My father's condition is deteriorating slowly, and at the current rate things will come to an end in five or six days. I will be heading back to Des Moines before then, but I had some things I have to take care of here at home first.
I will post tomorrow (Sunday) and will resume a semi-normal schedule until I have to return to Iowa in the coming days. Family comes first for me, but as Jeri reminds me frequently, tending to my own mental health is part of that, and work is something of a comfort for me at times like this.