Mar 17 2016
Rialian has arrived safely in Colorado after driving cross-country for about two days to join the Gildowan family. One of the first things he did when he got there was jack the donated eMac into their network and start installing Mac OSX Tiger for them so that they could get back on the Net (after all, there are three forms of death: brain death, heart death, and dropping off the Net).
The physicians taking care of Ashran are amazed at the speed with which he is recovering. What they thought were third degree burns were downgraded to second degree burns about a day after he was taken off of the respirator. As of today, he's been moved from the burn unit into the less-specialised hospital (is there a word for what amounts to the general population of a hospital?). Rialian says that Ashran looks more sunburned than anything else, though the nerve endings don't know what to make of this, either, and so are misfiring rather frequently. One of his legs is in a painful state, and he has difficulty putting any weight on it (he's in physical therapy right now).
The children have seen their father, and are doing well. Unfortunately, Rialian's taught them to boodle people.
All good things. Well, mostly. The boodling's pretty scary.