Greetings & Blessings to all,

Many of you may be wondering why you haven't received a newsletter in recent weeks.

There are many reasons not the least of which is a very sick computer. As of right now it's in the hands of Macintosh techies and we're hoping and praying whatever is wrong can be fixed quickly and inexpensively.

Meanwhile, we are unable to access the web site - which is why the news has not been updated in several days. And we are unable to access files we need for the newsletter. It's all very frustrating but since there's nothing we can do about it, we just have to be patient.

In view of what so many residents are facing in the USA with the ominous approach of hurricane Gustav, our problems seem very insignificant. Thus, this brief note to let all of our readers in the path of the storm know that you are in our prayers.

On a lighter note, we also hope all of our subscribers in the US are enjoying the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Slan agus beannacht,

Bridget & Russ