I apologise. It's been quite a while, but this entry marks the resumption of my blogging. All is well here, although V. and Will did go to bed early tonight with bad colds. The water problems of SE Queensland have eased due to lots of rain in the past month. Work is good. Our house back in Atlanta is still not sold.

By the way, tomorrow the Prime Minister of Australia will apologise too.

Did you know that respite has a very specific meaning regarding what one is resting from? According to my dictionary:

respite |ˈrespət; riˈspīt|
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant : the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering | [in sing. ] a brief respite from a dire food shortage.

Life hasn't been difficult or unpleasant. On the contrary, it's been very good. I'll tell you more about it later.