Oh Hotspot, how I have missed you! Your silent support has kept me connected with family, friends, the blogging community and just maybe, my sanity. Those weeks when we were apart, I sought the services of others in libraries and restaurants, but none of them brought me the love and speed that only you can provide. How despondent I was without Scrabble’s sweet words, and how fearful for the perils of Pearl! Though I had vowed to write in preparation for your return, my heart was not in it, and now I must pay the penalty in catch-up posts. Welcome back, my friend! A joyful reacquaintance awaits us.