Member Rara Avis
Tricky move, DE, getting yourself locked in that way... I can think of some Twilight Zone type twists that could make for a very interesting story!
Christopher & Lucie (and Toe, too) - I didn't think of your missives as guilt trips, but rather as keeping me company during a very long and boring vigil. Besides, guilt doesn't work well on me - I've been married too many times (sort of like vaccinations, ya know).