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10:05 pm Mountain time: Well, it's been way too long since I have posted on here. We are all doing fine health-wise and are settling into Las Cruces. A few weeks ago, someone kicked in our front door in the middle of the day (while I was out at lunch) and stole my work laptop and much of my jewelry (including our original platinum wedding bands and my engagement ring). We now have a brand-new security door, and the police called a few days ago to say that they have caught the culprits, they have computer, and we can come down later this week to claim what's left of the jewelry (they didn't find anything valuable). It was traumatic, but we have mostly moved beyond it, and having the burglars in jail makes us all feel a little more secure.

In past updates, I have reported on Mom, who is recovering slowly but surely. She came home from the rehab facility last week (after being gone since mid-July) and is enjoying her kitty immensely. I will be flying out on 10/18 to help her pack up the house. After a few work meetings on 10/25 and 10/26, she and the cat will sly back with me to come live with us. When she is at the point of being able to live comfortably on her own, we will work on getting her a house or apartment, but until then, we are looking forward to spending lots of time together!