Yep, I'm back to whatever passes for normal around here. Thanks for all your good wishes; they helped a lot.
We survived Irene very well. Lucky for us, there are no rivers nearby, we are a good hour from the coast, and the Hubbo The Great had 2 pumps going plus his bilge pump, so the flood at the top of the driveway did not cause damage. Don't even ask why it floods there; we don't know. We called in 3 folks to give us estimates and tell us what to do. Big joke. We hired one, and we're still waiting and waiting to hear from him. This was about 2 months ago! Good thing we didn't give a deposit.
Off to sew. I finished a cutie patootie shawl for the dolls, and I'm also doing a neato sweater for them. I'll post pics when the light is better.
Happy September to you all!