Thank you all so much for your well-wishes!
And on a more pleasant subject, here are some photos of my patio so far this season.
strawberry geranium and rue:
bee balm and cone flower:
These photos were taken this past Saturday, looking to the left, center, and right as I stand at my back door:
We added a couple of trees early this spring, and they're doing well so far. There's a pink dogwood on the left side:
and an emerald green arborvitae on the right:
I do enjoy my patio. It's big enough for me to have a good space for plants without being too big for me to manage.
If you're on Blogger, I'm sure you've noticed that the comment notification is broken. I'm seeing comments and responding, because I check at the site each day for comments that have been published. I've searched the various help pages, and they know about the problem and are working on a fix. We'll hope that comes soon.