I am safely in the Central Valley, for my Grandpa's funeral. This is my one chance to be online and the connection is glacial. I have a lot of email to return when I get home. If you have not heard from me, don't be offended. Cows move faster than the DSL out here.
One note. WHen at a family funeral, and an aging aunt tells you that the deceased is "just sleeping." just SMILE AND NOD.
Do not tell her that no, he's really dead. In a box.
Do not elaborate and tell her that if he wakes up and tries to get OUT of the box, that you are going to "aim for the head."
This will make your aging relative uncomfortable. This is bad manners. Save the zombie jokes for the wake. When everyone is drunk.
The funeral was lovely. Zombie jokes aside.