Have ya'll missed me?? The hits have just kept coming. Can't remember where I left off in the saga, but I think it was at the flood stage. Well, we're just about done dealing with that. But it turns out that the thermostat issue was just a symptom of the heat pump getting ready to die, so we are going to have to get that replaced. It is nearly at the expected lifespan of a heat pump anyway. So, as if that wasn't just quite enough, the dishwasher decided to go toes up. The new one is being delivered today.... On top of that, I was fighting some kind of sinus nastiness. It seems to have subsided, fortunately, without a trip to the doctor, although there was one night my head hurt bad enough that I wanted to cut it off!! Oh, and I JUST NOW heard from DH. His car needs rear brakes. Mikie - Sorry the RT is still buggin ya. Hope the winds change soon. Barry - Like you, I love bats. I think they're cool. They are sadly misunderstood creatures, and many people have a fear of them simply because we have a fear of them culturally. Sun - Glad you are getting over your cold, and that you're going to get to enjoy the art museum. When I went on vacation with my DD the last 2 years, museums were our destination of choice. I'm also glad you're getting to paint. With all the crazy stuff at my house, I didn't get to sew for over a week. I finally got some time in again this weekend. Rock - Glad the orchids were undamaged, but even more glad that you are! Would love to stay and shout out to everyone else, but it's crazy busy at work - getting ready for a maintenance weekend and our regular quarterly deployment. Hope everyone is having a great day! Hugs to all!