First, my apology for the 'bite-size' of this chapter. Real life has been a real beast lately and leaves little, if any, time for writing. Thanks to you all for your patience.
I finally handed off what I had done of chapter 8 to moderation. We'll see how it posts.
As always, I want to thank everyone in advance for your comments and corrections. They all truly do help.
Warmest regards, Ol'Mac