Yesterday was my grandfather's birthday. I forgot to send him a card. This evening around 6 PM, I finally got enough spare time during reasonable hours that I could call him, apologize, and talk for a while. He appreciated the call, and we chatted for a while. He's up near Yuba City, and as I mentioned, for a while during the heat wave in July was a prisoner of his living room, that being the only room in the house that had air conditioning. He's getting on better now, and like me, not at all unhappy about a spell of below-normal temperatures being forecast.