Greetings and blessings to all,

As they say in Ireland, things have taken a bad turn and we're on our way to Washington to see Russ' mom. It has been a hard week what with the misery of knowing a loved one is slipping away and the paperwork involved with family and property in three different states. Suffice to say, we have not had time to put together a regular edition. We hope to be back early next week and send out a newsletter then.

So, please keep us in your prayers, especially mom She is very tired and irritated with all the mussin' and fussin'. Typical of her generation, she's very stoic about life, and, at 82, she's not in the least bit concerned or surprised that she might be leaving us. Selfishly, we want to keep her with us for as long as we possibly can.

Mind yourselves, everyone - and for all of the students sitting for their sats or certs, we wish you the best best of luck.

Slan agus beannacht,

Bridget & Russ