UPDATE (11/18/2012): Things are going well with my family, and we've really appreciated all the kind words and wishes! I just made it back to New York for a short visit and was able to get in a few days of walking. I still have a couple of days of photos from early fall to work through, and then I'll post my recent pictures. I'll be in town again for some walking in late November and periodically in December, and then I hope to be back to my regular schedule by the beginning of next year.
I'll finally make use of my email list to send out a message when I return to full-time walking; if you'd like to be notified, just sign up here, if you haven't already. Thanks!
Due to some health issues in my family, I'm going to have to put my full-time walking on hold for a while. I'll try to keep posting a few photos each day from my hefty backlog, but I'm not sure when I'll be back to a regular schedule. You can check here for more info as time goes on and I get a better sense of things.
P.S. Thanks for all the thoughtful, supportive comments!