My regular journal readers will note a rather lengthy absence from my reporting. I do apologize and I can even offer a good excuse. My ruptured disk decided to give me some misery, and I had to remain in bed for over a week. My activity was limited to crawling from the bedroom to the living room couch for a change of scenery. Being immobile for a week tried my patience, but at least I caught up on my movie viewing and reading. I’m happy to report that I am recovering fast and should be back on the trail soon.