Hey, ABTLHLH, missing you.
Check in from time to time and tell us the west coast weather report, if nothing else. 'K?
Sometimes I regret being a Luddite. I've got a new (to me and even relatively recent vintage)--and I've been using Window 7 for so long that I didn't think about the inevitable problems of suddenly having to use Windows 10 which I don't think is nearly as intuitive as 7 was. But that's only part of the problem. The other part is dial up-if possible Windows10on dial up is even slower than 7.
I think this is going to force me to get a real internet thingy--whatever it's called.
So briefly that's my explanation of my absence--everything is marginally faster in the dead of night--and I'm up because--never mind--it's not mine to tell so I'll talk about why I'm up at almost 3:00an, Toad is fine, the cats are fine, I'm not quite right but other than that I'm fine.
You want a weather report--it's fall--and although the PNW still has not had anything like the rain we usually get in November--for the last couple of days it's rained a little, and it's raining right now and supposed to rain all day (well, it's not tomorrow--it's later today). What we've gotten in the last week in my neighborhood is leaves--but the prime leaf droppers around me are now bare (a big maple two doors down from me at the end of the block and my two small maples in the back yard and the huge old cherry in the back) and I'm still raking up leaves (wet leaves now).
So now, I'm going to go back to bed for a couple of hours before my date with destiny at around 6:00am.
Eventually we'll get my computer and isp services ironed out and/or I'll learn to effectively operate Windows 10.
Regards from ABTLH and Toad, Leon and Clark