Chapter 14 is submitted for posting, and is about double the length of other chapters.
Wife & I will be gone for about a week to northern Idaho to tend to a family emergency involving her sister and brother who are quite elderly. He is hospitalized and sister is in very poor health. We'll be busy tending to their needs and future care.
I'm intending to spend idle moments forging ahead on the story; my laptop is going with me.
Many of you have written exceedingly kind comments and notes of encouragement about the story. Please know that your kindness spurs me on with the writing. It becomes a pure pleasure. If I'm a little behind in responding, please trust that I'll get a note off to you very soon.