Cliffy is staying with us...
Clifton and John became friends back in the 1980's, which means Cliffy has been part of our lives for forever.
His wife is from Russia--they met when Clifton was working as a programmer over there--and being a rather international couple, they are now in Dublin where Katya works as a software architect. (I probably don't have to mention that both of them are scary smart.)
Cliffy is in the US staying with us for at least the next month. Though he's been cancer-free for nearly 10 years, doctors go into overdrive for anything that looks even a little suspicious, so he is here this week for scans.
And in the meantime, we are catching up because it is fun to have our friend back for awhile.