I am happy to announce that I am now Mrs. D. M. Beucler and the wedding went off with only one hitch, and that was the intended one. I decided to keep my maiden name. There are a variety of reasons why but professionally all the writing I have submitted so far is credited under this name. I would hate to lose that shadow of credibility. Besides, this means I don't have to stand in line at the social security office or change my signature or monograms.
As things are beginning to get back to normal around cricket house expect more writing updates. There might be actual content! Shocking. In the mean time I am applying butt to chair and hoping to get through this chapter soon. Over halfway through draft 1.