(And, hey... thanks for missing me, too... after these last couple of weeks - months?!?! - it's nice to know that someone, somewhere, needs me for more than the mind-numbing work nonsense)
Anyhoo... despite the "sudden disappearing act," the long, silent absence, and the rumors of what horrible fate might have befallen me, I am still alive and kickin' (maybe not kickin' quite as high as I should be but exhaustion'll do that to a fella, I guess).
That, depending on how you look at it, is the good news.
The bad news is that, as far as work, home, and all that other RL business, I don't see things getting better for me any sooner that the 6th of June. Wish I could promise a return to "full time Eol" at that point but I've learned that whenever I put that kind of thing out into the Universe, the Universe gets this "oh yeah" attitude and kicks me in the berries just to let me know exactly who's in charge.
I will try to do better about, at least, popping in more regularly to say hello and all that good stuff, though. My sincere apologies to anyone who I might have "left hanging" in any way, shape, or form... I'll make it up to all of you as soon as I get the chance.
Love to each and every one of you wonderful folks!