Commenter No. 9, Amy L. Congratulations!
(Full disclosure: This is how the random number generation happens in our house. I yelled from the living room to the husband in the kitchen. "Pick a number 1through 16!" "9 ... Why?")
And thank you all for playing along. As a friend put it, it was nice reading about all the good things happening in the world, even if they weren't happening to us.
A couple good things from my last two days: cool evening breezes have returned, allowing for walks after dinner again, and The Beast has started singing the ABCs. You only can understand about the first five letters, but it is adorable.
Amy, email me --- hrcopsey (at) gmail (dot) com --- and let me know your address and a couple other things: favorite color, chocolate or peanut butter?, favorite candy and favorite thing about fall. I'll have a box headed your way soon.