So, I'm back and with so many pictures that it's going to take a while to organize them into manageable posts.
Claui and I got home at 3AM yesterday morning and I found that Willa had had an early evening encounter with Something on the mountain and had a long gash on one shoulder and several puncture wounds -- nothing life threatening but I did spend part of the day (after I'd had some sleep) at the vet having the gash stitched up. She's fine and looking pretty cute in a onesie (to keep her from chewing on the stitches or pulling out the drain .)
Unpacking, laundry, and dealing with the mail are done. But it's almost 9 PM now and I'm fading fast. I'll schedule this to post at midnight and, if nothing don't happen, (that's Appalachian for Deo volente -- which is Latin for God willing,) why, then we'll be back on the daily posts.