Sorry for the brief absence. It seems my ISP (Earthlink) upgraded their webhosting. One result was to knock my blog for topsy-turvy. The oldest posts appeared first and any new posts ended up at the bottom of the queue. After a few days and phone calls, this has now been resolved. Earthlink upgraded my Word Press for me (an unexpected service) and now I am back.
In the chaos, I lost two posts, but I was able to reconstruct them and repost them, just below this one. The dates are wrong, but the content is there.
The up side is I am now using the latest version of Word Press and it has all kinds of nifty features I didn’t have at my disposal before. I intend to change the theme at some point, but that may take some doing as some odd things have happened to the photographs. But for the time being, for anyone who may have missed me, I am once more up.