Also good: my mom's safely made it SEVERAL THOUSAND MILES. She reached Guam. This is not as random as that sounds: we have family there, her youngest sister Nancy Weare and her husband, my Uncle Bill Weare. February is, it turns out, generally a good time to visit Guam. Her and Aunt Nancy's parents visited Guam, too, back in 1989, and Mom's wanted to go for years. Go Mom!
And go Dad! He's spending the next month seriously remodeling part of his and Mom's house. He's happily doing his thing, she's happily doing her thing.