I recieved a PM From Fred, two days ago, but have been waiting on his permission to publish the PM to OS. He hasn't gotten back to me . I feel I should just tell the many who have expressed care and concern, that he's alive and fighting. He spent many months in hospitals and has come to view insurance companies as the soulless bastards they are( My words, not his. He was more gentle.)
It appears that Fred has been through hell, and is fighting his way back to normalcy. Thank goodness, or something -- he is still here to fight another day.
He misses OS, and can't wait to return, so it is very possible that if you leave a comment,down there, he will see it, and it will provide some rehabilitative juices. Or better yet, send him a PM.