DefCon 5

Things were a little strange here at my mom's house last week (no internet access, record heat and no AC, husband out of town, a big purge of my parents' stuff), but then a few days ago my mom fell and got a nasty sprain plus a chipped ankle bone. She's getting her hard cast today and won't be able to walk on it for 6 weeks. So no new posts until I'm back in NYC on August 8. (The AC is fixed now, thank goodness.)