This is Gail writing, because David was too tired by the end of the evening to write something up. We have excellent news, though, which David will elaborate on further when he gets home:
gailontheweb: THE BEST NEWS YET
Also, I'd like to point you to a limerick that our friend Karl wrote in David's honour, and the limerick David typed back on his cell phone:
Karl's Deck: GET WELL LIMERICK
Both Karl and David are limerick fiends, by the way; I can attest to the fact that they've both developed systems for limericking.