RE: My Sponge: RIP ...
Ooh, Zingerman's...a tempting enticement. Unfortunately Alice, Dad and I will not be out your way until late Friday night, August 11th, and I know you're heading south on the 12th. I'm guessing we'll be arriving too late to help with anything more than to load the cats into their transport boxes (best of luck with that).
Have a safe happy trip! Discover lot's of Roafood along your path.
Buddy (and Dad)
P.S. Was there something about a sponge earlier in this thread or did I dream that?