Hi. This is David (a.k.a Hugsy, Hugs, Davey Pooh, etc. I answer to many things.) Ruth wanted me to tell you that she is sorry she has been MIA for the past few days and that she's "waiting for the squatters to grow up and let her get some ever-loving rest!!!" She said it a lot more loving and motherly than that, but it's hard to convey tone through mere words.
She just wanted you to know she was still alive and had not forgotten about you.
She also stated that I should end the post with a witty story. So, here goes.