(Harbert, Michigan) It’s official: Natalie is on the DL for six weeks while she gives her right thumb the time and security it needs to recover from her fall on the tennis court in Bridgman on Friday, September 23, 2016. She dislocated and broke her thumb in the incident, and the hand doctor said Monday upon examining the thumb that the flexor tendon was intact, but just barely so. Meaning that any heavy lifting or stress to the thumb could cause the tendon to pop and lead directly to some serious surgery. Natalie doesn’t need that, so yours truly is stepping in as needed to provide help in the kitchen and doing all the driving. Alas, Natalie is now limited to walking and some non-load-bearing exercises, so she is regarding the fall as an extension of what she saw as a very dark summer due to her recovery from back and shoulder issues. Cards and letters would be very much appreciated in care of: Natalie McKelvy, P.O. Box 116, Harbert, MI 49115. Courage, My Dear!