Don't get excited. I have no time to write anything earth-shaking. PC is still hard. Ike has kept my family out of Beaumont for two weeks (no damage to houses). I am going to miss Cat's 30th because I am on a mock trial team and the tournament is that weekend.
But I did want to quickly recommend a good friend's good blog. I quite enjoy the openness and sincerity of it. http://marchingthroughthewilderness.blogspot.com/