Yes, best wishes to laxrunner!
T-bone and I are home from our trip and pretty well caught up again. We got to meet Magali and her wonderful BF...turns out he and T-Bone work in the same industry and had lots to not talk about. (Company security rules are a PITA sometimes.) Nobutseriously, it was a real treat to meet both of them in the flesh finally, after about 18 years of online chatting.
She is truly lovely, and both she and her BF are every bit as brilliant as I had assumed, and interested in everything.
We also had a great time with our friends, George and Dawn, who were excellent company.
The trip was good PT for me: all the touristy walking we did, about 5-7 miles per day, was just what my legs needed. My right leg feels like it's very solidly back on track and the muscles are holding the tibia in place so all the associated joints around it are working properly, without pain. Yay!