It's been a slow week for me, as far as making progress in the story. Life has just plain gotten in the way. This is one of those cases where it's fortunate, for all of us, that I have a chapter or two "in the bank" and can still post on schedule. I know a lot of you look for and read my work every week (thank you), I wouldn't want to disappoint anyone. There is a surprise at the end of this week's chapter (it's not nice to peek!).