General update: Now safely in my dad's home in Akron. I'm posting from my brother Michael's computer, which has some problems ---- he only has Netscape (Blogger is strange in Netscape) and his space bar sticks. Until I get back to Milwaukee, there will be no bold or italics, and no hot links, only urls to cut and paste. Oh, well.
Reintroduction to our clan's assorted kidfolk is proceding nicely. God is good.