Cell phone service in remote rural areas of SD being what it is, contact with T has been sporadic at best for the past couple of days. The weather over the weekend certainly didn't help. We've managed a couple of abruptly truncated phone calls and a few brief emails.
He's of course managed to provide a daily hunter vs. deer report, the news that they had 4" of snow Saturday, and he responded right away to my report on the Blazer (service engine light
='d $300+ for a new evap emissions solenoid and canister/filter due to
poor design decision - the solenoid's directly over the spare tire -
under the car - and it locks open sucking in dust when the stupid thing
goes bad. Grrrrr!), but not a word on the really important topic: how was Rufus doing?
The one really good connection we had was cut off in mid-question by a hurried, "Someone just shot a deer! Gotta go." Click. Turned out to be a false alarm.
Finally, last night, I got a short email delivering the cheery news that a nice muley buck will be finding a new home in our freezer. And he reported that Rufus is going just great. Hallelujah! LOL!