We returned from our 3-week stay in Connecticut on Thursday night, but even now I’m still not acclimated to my “real life.” I’ve been sick since before the flight – a stomach bug, it seems. I’m unable to eat without pain and discomfort, so that makes me lethargic, lightheaded, and generally unpleasant to be around. I watched more TV yesterday than I have all year. A Suze Orman marathon, several episodes of Modern Family, that kind of thing. Mind/body fail. At the same time, even as I force myself to write, my normal setup at my desk is funky because my wireless keyboard started malfunctioning one morning a few weeks ago back east, presumably because of the high humidity in the air. I was writing outside on my parents’ deck, enjoying the quiet, green morning. The “b” key stopped working, and my computer’s battery died, so I went inside. Then the “e” key stopped working. A week later the entire “qwert” side of the keyboard was dead. My big clumsy hands make many mistakes on the laptop’s keyboard now, so writing is slower. Tools fail.