I don't know oak . . . I have heard lots of second-hand stories about health issues and financial woes, and I have sent kind regards and best wishes for Steve's health to him. But I have heard nothing back. I think lots of folks here are compassionate, and would offer a helping hand if they knew how to help. But I have not heard him ask for help . . . nor take the time to apologize to his customers. I do not even know from him what the cause of the delay might be, as I have only heard second hand. As for this thread, although I know it seems to be an excuse for compalints, my last post simply asked if anyone had heard anything on the current situation. Since this is the only place that I hear anything. My emails, calls and letters have all gone unanswered. Yes, I have groused in the past . . . Since I am not a rich man, a loss of several hundred dollars rankles... It still rankles. If this were a forum about auto dealers, I would have far more to grouse about . . . But in our community, I have had only one person who did not deliver as promised, which is a pretty good record. I still have hopes that the one who has not delivered will do right by me and others . . .