I was hospitalized for about a week and just got to the point where I can use a computer; can somebody update me on what's been happening in the auto world?

Hospital trip, Oppo synopsis with all of the gory details removed

I got two ambulance rides: both in Ford F-250s. The EMTs said that the 250 rides better than the newer Kenwoods, but the second one rode worse than the family CR-V... of course, I've slept in beds more comfortable than the CR-V. (No, really, I have. Bedsore-prevention ICU beds are really, really agitating.)

Read a bunch of motoring magazines whilst recovering.

Also, recieved an awesome quilt from the "Quilts for Kids" organization: