Thank you all for your kind words about my (forced) absence. Blame it all on a (very) delayed telecom re-location.
I will be back posting starting Monday...
Best wishes to all.
P.S. In re feathers in my house...
1. In real life I am a neighborhood kosher chicken butcher.
2. I live next to Frank Perdue's house (RIP).
3. Pillow fights.
4. Tarred and feathered on a regular basis.
5. For CPI calculation purposes BLS has switched "down-filled" duvets with "chicken feather-filled" and I am just being a good American.