He's here. Never fear. Recovering from a desperate attack of the galloping lurgies that knocked me on my arse for the last week. Now back in the office, not really well enough to work, not sick enough to stand being at home alone for another day -- Wife and half-caste are absent in the outlaw hell of Shalu. I shall prevail. I will soon have whisky and a giant motherfucker of a Cuban cigar, which I shall smoke IN the house.