Hello blog friends...sorry I have not been here lately. The last 2 weeks have been a disaster...my son got sick & spent 2 1/2 days in ICU...reaction to a new medication. While trying to research why this happened, my computer crashed...Hard!..so I was a few days without while my friendly fixit guy fixed it. So, son is home & feeling much better...computer's up & running, but I am so tired...just need to take a break for a little while. I'm still reading your blogs...it gives my mind a different direction after a tough day. Fall's here, and the change of seasons usually gives me a whole new burst of energy...I can really use that this year. Keep us in your thoughts & prayers...and I will be back soon. *elaine* Red & Purple blooms by the porch...first day of November!