Ed. reminds me that I should have said something about our ninth anniversary. A mention is past due, since my first post was actually on 3 July 2009. How the time flies when you're having fun!
I must admit that I have kind of slacked off this month, what with other anniversaries -- American independence and Canadian "independence" -- and events demanding my attention and, indeed, my corporeal presence. I will write more when I am feeling a little better!