We've spent the past month in the US after Barbara had to return for surgery for a ruptured disc. The surgery went well, and her recuperation progressing nicely. It's given us a chance to reconnect with friends in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge, TN area. Also, we've had the opportunity to spend time with our children and grandchildren, including new granddaughter, Ella Katherine (in photo with Barbara), born October 20th. We'll spend Christmas with Barbara's mother in Arkansas before returning to Madrid on January 4th.