OK, northern, glad to hear it all. And plus I like the jaunty tone of your posts today!
If you ever feel sheepish, just read some of my older posts, from when I first came on, and if you can find the ones where I'm really getting into my own feelings of shame and guilt... well, you'll see that I'm fighting the same thing the rest of us are. Shit. What can you do, right? I like what you said about your brother. Anyway, I look forward to hearing about the fishing. And as far as how to get the message to your H, why not use the old fashioned post office? It remains an elegant way to send a message.