To my loyal readers - this blog might have to be a "July Blog" because I just have been completely swamped with summer school teaching and getting ready for my classes this fall. However, don't worry: I have a couple of ideas in the pipeline that I will get to ASAP!
In the meantime, one update: Bank of America finally sent me the check they owed us, and they also sent an apology letter (!) including a $25 gift certificate for a restaurant. Since the restaurant isn't a place we ever go, I searched and discovered the cardpool.com website, which magically transformed it into $21.79 worth of amazon-bucks that we had no problem using.