Copas has said he will try to have a post ready for next week. He is home and his horse was very happy to have him back. If he can get caught up in time, I think we might get something from him soon.
Rob is chomping at the bit to come back. I love him dearly, BUT... Rob tends to come on a little too strong for me. I have told him he would have to wait for Ratty. At this stage of my life I prefer to limit unpleasant encounters. You would not know it from his writing but he really is a nice person.
Ratty is dealing with so much right now. I know he is anxious to return. His father is doing well for now but he requires a lot of Ratty's attention. Perhaps if Ratty can get a routine of some kind established it will be easier, but who knows? The problem will be that as his father gets worse, the routine will have to change. Ratty keeps hoping to make an appearance but so far just hasn't been able to do it. We will keep hoping for a word from him.
I hope I have been able to provide a bit of entertainment for you in Ratty's absence. I'll continue to give it a try until Ratty returns. Please step outside and breathe in some healthy fresh air. Maybe you will see something interesting.