Other updates – and the reason (?) for the long silence. March became the month of Moms. After Mother had her heart issue in late Feb, my Mother in Law landed in the hospital with severe back pain. Turns out she has a compression fracture in her spine. At 90, it’s not operable, so loaded with pain pills, she’s trying to slowly recover at a care center here in Eureka. Then, my Mother landed back at the hospital with a severe UTI which sent her into la-la land. That was easily under control, BUT not walking for 4 days meant she lost her legs! So, she’s in a care center here in Eureka where she gets LOTS of PT and getting stronger. Then, MIL slipped and fell one night, breaking her wrist in two places. We’re sort of living a 3-ring circus of aging Moms. . . .