Dear readers of this blog, all four or five of you, you may be wondering what's become of the posts. Simple. My home computer is not connecting to the Internet properly (it may be a dead network card, or it may be something worse), which means that if I'm going to post, I need to use either my work computer or my mobile phone, neither of which is all that satisfactory an option. Hopefully I will have this resolved soon and with a minimum of pain. However, please be assured that both children are well and more or less happy. Zeke got a lot of Thomas stuff for Christmas and his potty-training is proceeding. Talia, well, her head is nice and wide, and she's starting to try very hard to imitate what we say. (Most recent vocabulary word: "Goff," for "goldfish" -- the snack, that is.) More sooner, rather than later, I hope.