The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.
—Isak Dinesen (shamelessly swiped from Superversive)
I chose sweat.
I'm sorry for the lengthy absence, but first I was too raw to write, and then the whole family packed up and left to go camping in the Black Hills. We were there for a week, the temperature was unaccountably hot, it rained every evening, and I sprained my ankle five minutes after we started the hike down from Harney Peak and had to hike the 3.5 miles back to the trailhead on it. So by all conceivable measures, the vacation was a roaring success.
We're in Minnesota now, visiting family and cleaning out my grandparent's house. Regular posting will resume at any time, now that wifi and electricity are available.