So I'm back, more or less. As I said before, I was never really as away as I could have been, though I was never really online as much as I usually am or needed to be. There's a period of catching up to do and I'm doing it as best I can.
It'll take time. I'm interested in all sorts of things and there never really is any end to it. "Catching up" is technically impossible, but being current probably is a bit more realistic.