The improvement was short-lived, unfortunately. My mother-in-law passed away yesterday morning. So, no send-off or visit to the Cathedral. Instead we went down yesterday and made the arrangements, with calling hours Friday and the service and internment on Saturday. Eventually I will share more here, but today I wrote her brief obituary for Newsday, and within the next few days I will write something more elaborate for the community paper.
We did go on Saturday to meet the dog, and we may be getting her today.
What a day, what a week, what a month, what a year. Very surreal.