I'm hoping to conduct a live chat from Rhode Island on Friday, most likely at 1 p.m. The response from readers on my ill mother has been overwhelming. I figured it would be good to have an exchange with the chatters. There's a lot going on and I'm trying to keep as busy as I can with on-line stuff. So if technology permits and there are no urgent matters here, I'll try to get on around 1 p.m.