Dick is progressing nicely as you may have seen on the news report I sent out. But as for me, I am complete worn out, mostly because of my back . I have been working like mad fire trying to finish work I had left dangling this past summer and have been really trying to get moving on current projects, all in addition to helping Dick with his schedule and needs. Well tonight about 7:00 PM I finally arrived at a place where I can comfortably say, "I'm ready." As many of you know, in a few hours, five to be precise, I go in for back surgery. I can't imagine how wonderful it will be to finally go up and down stairs and walk without pain and to be able to stand straight again. Although I know it will be painful, I am looking forward to lots of sleep. I am very confident in Dr Gust, my neurosurgeon's ability and trust completely in God's protection and grace. Thank you ahead of time for all your prayers. I will sign in again in a few days, when I'm off the pain pump, and let you know how everything went.