It's been awhile. I've had all I can do to keep up with things. First: friends arrived from Ecuador on the 29th of April. They've been here nine days now and it's been a whirlwind. Last Thursday we went to Chicago, visited the Hancock Observatory and took a ride on the Chicago River. Then today we did the museum thing: The John G. Shedd Acquarium and Oceanarium, and the Art Museum. It was a lot of walking...I'm going to soak my feet in just a few minutes. I barely made it back to the car.