I’m Island bound tomorrow to spend two nights with Mom. It’s been six weeks since she returned to the Island after Christmas. It’s so good to have regular time to visit again. Other than hanging out, the official reason for the trip is to gather tax docs so I can complete her tax return. I’m also hoping to back up her (antique) computer, find a free, not-off shore-money sucking anti-virus solution for her computer (that will work with XP), and will simply keep it’s definitions updated transparently without her needing to life a finger, or needing to whip out her credit card, and maybe, hopefully, get some painting done. I expect push back on the painting. My goal is the space above the fireplace, which is horribly smoke damaged. It’s a tiny area. If we get it looking perfect, she might be compelled to continue! She’s a great painter!