Okay, I'm (and the Blog) are back. Far too late (as it's been a week now) I know, but it's taken a small act of Congress and some DSL rewiring in the apartment walls to make this work again (and I just couldn't post from my neighbour's computer every night).
So, this just now completed, I am going to sleep for a bit. And then tomorrow...Sunday...I start again with all of my updates in earnest.
Thanks for the patience from all and for all the emails from those who checked in with me on the status.