I just wanted to let you know with regard to lags in comments and blog posts:
My family members and I keep getting hit with minor illnesses, which aren't awful but are certainly annoying & inconvenient.
Furthermore, one of my children sleeps in the room where the computer sits and he also often works very late hours which cause him to sleep in late (a legitimate reason for sleeping in late, eh?), making me reluctant to bother him (even though he's very good-natured about it & doesn't usually complain except via an occasional joke here and there).
Furthermore, while I often manage to check my blog on Friday, I rarely manage to do so right after Shabbat and only around Sunday noon or later. This can mean a particularly annoying delay if you comment after I've already checked the blog on Friday and don't get to it again to post your comment until 3:25 Sunday afternoon.
(Needless to say, you could also get lucky and post a comment or send an email right at one of my computer-available times...)
Finally, this also affects how I post. I've actually been writing posts out by hand in the mornings, then transcribing them to the blog later. At first, I hated the idea of this, but it seems to working out well enough. Heck, I think it might even be good for me!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know and say sorry about any particularly long delays in posting your comment or answering your emails.
(For musings about the possible benefit of writing first drafts by hand before typing up the final draft -- as opposed to creating first drafts directly onto the computer -- please see: Is Something Lost When Your Keyboard Replaces Your Pen?)
May Hashem grant everyone good health and restful nights!