IT is very rude to get up and leave the room without explanation, so please accept this belated apology for the lack of posts over the past week. The simple truth is that, on Tuesday morning, an old friend's wife called with the news that he had been laid low by a medical complaint that does not bear going into. He will pull through, although the healthier lifestyle his doctors are advocating may seem worse than death for a fellow whose three main food groups are tobacco, alcohol and everything deep fried. In the meantime, much help has been needed on his property, which explains why there has been no time for blogging.
Sadly, that probably will not change for another week or so, when things should get back to normal.
There may be one or two posts over the week to come. But, then again, there may not.