After an absence of a few weeks due to an illness in my immediate family, I'm finally back. It's nice to be sitting here writing again. Lets hope that the bugs stay away for awhile. I didn't need to catch the respiratory flu that wasn't covered by the flu shot formula this year. Nice stuff. I'm still kind of achey and groggy, but it's time to get back to the "work", so to speak, that is this blog. I'll be hitting it pretty hard in the next few days to make this blog active again. As I laid in bed for a week or so, I thought about everything that I've learned just by reading and writing here. It's good to be back!