Just wanted to thank everyone all at one time for the kind notes and concerns they sent my way while I have been "absent without leave" for the past month or so. Everyone's friendship means a lot.
I had taken some time away from all the unessential things (like posting on internet forums and the like) to slow down and take a big deep breath. I'll admit it, this spring and the accompanying busy season wore me down to a little tiny frazzle. Combining that with some other things that needed to be sorted out beyond the world of tractors meant that I wasn't much use for anybody!
However, I was not ready for all the emails and messages I had from you good folks while I was gone. I tried to respond to as many as I could, but I probably missed a few. Thank you to everyone who wrote, though!
I'm planning to waddle back into my accustomed chair over there in the corner and join back in.