Elias's puppy raiser e-mailed me that message this week. I don't think she saw my last blog post, but she sent the message anyway, and it was an encouragement. Thank you, Miriam. As to the last post, Elias and I tackled that new wing last Monday on our own after counsel from some students, and it was easy. We've done it every day since. On Friday when my own brain blip sent us to another part of the school I'd never explored, Elias showed his stuff by getting me back to the English wing without any commands. I will hold Miriam's words and Elias's patience with me close as I duck my head and prepare for yet another week where strength will hopefully shine as a comforting companion.