Well, a somewhat pesky electrical problem with the old heart has kept me tied down in a hospital bed for a week and more tests are scheduled in the near future. Having a heart rate of 209 is uncomfortable and being shocked by those defibrillators is like being kicked in the chest by a small mule. Not fun, I assure you. It took the eyes and time-tested experience of a gray haired old doctor in the emergence room to come up with a remedy that has been around since the dawn of time to stabilize an old heart, and, the best thing is, it worked, and no defibrillation was necessary. The modern medications they gave me didn't do the trick but the old time-tested been around forever did. If they had used that darn defibrillator again it would have been the third time in one day.
When I arrived home from the hospital I received a Priority mail envelope with before and after photographs of the du Gardier male nude. As soon as I get the painting back later this week, I will photograph it myself and post the photographs here on the blog. I am away from home right now or I would scan the "after" photo's and post them.