Further proof that life gets in the way. Two weeks ago we had granddaughters 1, 2, & 3 for a few days. #2 had some sort of bug which she transmitted to her aunt & her grandmother. This week they gave it to me. Most of my illnesses over the years have been genetic - I got them from my kids. Now they are multiply genetic. They pass through multiple generations.
I don't know what this particular bug is, but it was awful. We took to calling it Ebola Lite. On the positive side, I'm less of a man than I used to be; I lost five pounds! I didn't even crack the computer open for three days. I am making up for it with two chapters today. If you sent me a note asking about my health, I read it but figured I would respond this way. Thank you for your concern.
Also, my first call out to an editor for assistance. Dandidonn passed on the tip about lacing up the pants legs, so I did a quick edit on chapter 10. Thanks!