My dad was diagnosed with throat cancer back in December, only a week or so before I had to leave for China. I wasn't able to see him before I left, and then when I got back the issues in March kept me from going to Missouri for a visit. But once I got through the paperwork and meetings I took off for Missouri. My mom's computer had died on her so I built her a new one and took it with me to the farm. Just as I was leaving I found out that Annie would be returning to the US unexpectedly, so I had to cut the trip down to only a few days, but it was good to see my family. My dad is doing really well and it looks like he has the cancer beat.