(For Deanna, hope you're having a lovely time :)
Finn is fourteen and a half (over 100 in dog years) and still going strong--touch wood. I'm sure she wasn't expecting to emmigrate but we could hardly leave her behind. Not to mention her son would go nuts without her.
So here we all are in Canada.
Writing... Yesterday I edited 53 pages of single-spaced hardcopy. I have 68 pages to go. I would have done more but I got distracted researching the effects of kids growing up without fathers.
Some interesting stuff, not least that girls raised in a house with unrelated males hit puberty earlier. This fact amazed me, the relationship between social groups and reproductive capabilities is fascinating from a scientist's point of view--and must be heartbreaking when things don't go right as a parent. So maybe the falling age of kids hitting puberty isn't just the presence of synthetic hormones in the environment, it's a reflection of changing social structures.
I mailed this to DH and he was a little cautious in his response (probably thought I was nagging him about smoking again ;-))--then I reminded him he was an endocrinologist and he was OK with that.