I have not forgotten you, dear readers. I am still in Baton Rouge, and have not really had the time or energy for bloggery.
Dad’s condition did indeed take a turn for the worse, and he is now in hospice. It’s expected he’ll be there for several more days before he passes away. My sister and I have been dealing with that and the all the related necessities. It’s been difficult, but not as bad as it could be: he’s not in pain or distress, and this is a situation that, while you’re never quite prepared for it, we have been anticipating for some time.
Things will return to normal around here soon.