It started so nicely, sunny and warm for two days in Seattle. The Northwest shows were packed with fun people. But something happened when we crossed into California. We all got the flu, then I got bronchitis. We had to cancel three shows. We struggled mightily through the rest. The crowds were supportive – they knew we were giving it our all: Karen, Chojo and myself. But it was hard. Then it rained on us in LA. And on our way home we found out our dear friend Kent Finlay had passed away. I’m going to curl up into a ball for a few days.