Before I forget.....Russ if you are reading this (and I hope you are) you need to check out this new website: http://www.thecartooniststudio.com/ it is based here in my hometown and the newspaper says it is "more than 25 cartoonist have created pages........photos of work.....interact with fans directly.......site also lets aspiring cartoonist add their work......Amateur Cubicle.......starting in Feb.....site will hold contest....." I think pear dude would be a great character for you to enter!
Dad is doing pretty good. I started a few nights ago coming home to spend the night. I wouldn't have done it if I thought dad wouldn't be ok. I don't know how long the new arrangement will last but right now it feels right. He can call me, or he has one of those life line buttons he can push if he needs help.