My apologies for being off the grid for so long. Last week a car took out an electric pole on our road which shut off the lights and my computer which was on at the time. After booting up the next morning I discovered that my computer no longer liked either Blogger or Google and refused to let me in to either site. It's still having fits with the Twitter feeds. Finally, last night it relented and allowed me access to the blog. I don't know how long this will last so if I disappear again, know that I will return.
And as soon as I can, I'll be getting a new computer and hopefully all these problems will go away :)