> it's going to cut recuperation time by a third because she'll > want to > recover so she can give you a slap and tell you to cheer up. *;) ah, 'fonly twere true. her idea of a scathing denunciation of the few bands which I like and she doesn't (Zeppelin is a biggie; one of the few bones of contention between us) is, "it's not my favorite . . . " besides, it'd be hard to play J&MC with earplugs, and without 'em, *I'd* have to listen, too . . . been thinking of taking my acoustic guitar or the mandolin to the hospital and practicing there. since I wrote a dozen songs about Sue in February, I've got plenty of material to practice that seems to cheer her slightly ;) she *is* much improved, though. now that they've removed the groovy suction-bulb drain tubes from her tum and got the antibiotics pumped in, she's improving exponentially every day. if it continues at this pace, she'll be home in no time, triggering my two-week vacation followed by three months of 4-day work weeks. multiple anticipation.