Made it back...
We just returned from a week cruise with looong-time friends in the Western Caribbean and I will start posting this evening after we adjust to the culture shock.
Interesting discovery this week: the bars on the ship don't put out nuts/salty snacks due to contagion (I'm guessing H1N1).
More when I get caught up.
PS: Sorry about the broken links - I should have checked the reposts.