Part of the long time is because I'm sleeping a lot -- more than I'm awake -- but I haven't turned the computer on for the last four days because my fingers hurt too much. I'm down to just five that really hurt and I'm trying to use other fingers to type. We're still getting days that go up to 90F but they're changing just the night before, so it's hard for me to do anything.
I'm having a couple of sad days: Spirit died on the 27th last year; a friend who used to live in New Orleans, and was always depressed, came back to NO a year after Katrina. I knew she was home, but heard from her sister -- I was on the list to be told that she'd found good homes for her cats and killed herself.
I'll try to be online more often.