For about a week my word processor has been acting up–freezing up. I loose material when this happens. Sunday I spent several hours uninstalling and reinstalling a new version of the software. Silly me, I thought the problem was fixed. It was not. Unfortunately, I lost two episodes of the current story. Reconstructing them will take some time. I do apologize but will try to get back to the story within a day or so. In the meantime, the letter portion of the blog will continue tomorrow afternoon (Pacific Time).