Item the second: We are going to move. Don't know where, don't know when, but they don't really have the hours for Simon to work, and things don't look like they're getting better, so we're going to try to get out while the getting's good.
Item the third: Boy has started High School, and is celebrating by flunking three classes, suddenly becoming unable to get himself out of bed in the mornings, and generally making dumb decisions with the best of intentions.
I hope he lives long enough to outgrow this phase.
Someday when I have more energy this blog will become more than a kind of time line, but right now daily living is too much, so it will have to get in line.
Hope you and yours are weathering the recession well,