I've been trying to post this for days, but my parents' computer is a grouchy hunk of metal. At any rate, now that I'm home again, here it is.
Bella's mother died a few days ago. She is currently in another state far away making all kinds of arrangements. There is a service tonight and a service tomorrow. I know she would appreciate all kinds of good thoughts sent in her direction. It's certainly been a hard few days for her, and it will be hard for a long time to come, I am sure.