The late breaking news is that Laura had an appendectomy and will be released from the Atlanta hospital on Wednesday, July 19th if her recovery goes as expected.
Eric and her two kids are staying in a Ronald McDonald House next door to the hospital and all is well. The only complaint Laura has is that she has not eaten anything except a small cup of beef broth for three days, and yet her circumference is increasing due to post-surgical swelling. Well, she actually has some other complaints, but they might make a good blog so I'll not mention them.
Soon everything should be back to normal, at least after adding in our family's Normalcy Supplementary Adjustment Allowance. I'll be glad to have her back.