Hey everyone -- thanks for all the encouragement as I enter the home stretch of writing How To Own And Operate A Haunted House. Today is the day one year ago I had emergency surgery after my appendix ruptured to wash out my internal organs. Don't do this -- it's a bad idea. The resulting sepsis nearly killed me. Surgeon's exact words: "She might make it, but it doesn't look good." I'll be writing about this later today, but for now, a very happy Wednesday to all!