I just finished a PM yesterday with Lou since I was somewhat concerned that he was AWOL. It's been some time since I read any of his posts.
His response to me was that real life has been keeping him busy and he just hasn't had the time to contribute to the forum or to work on his latest mod.
He assured me that he and family are healthy and well but that he has been conscripted to provide some necessary training and tutelage to his grand daughter
as well as providing some necessary home care for his mother. Obviously a busy household and I can readily see how a young 2 year old sprite could drain ones energy level in no time flat.
Lou has indicated that he is only on leave. Personally I think it is more like fatigue duty.
He will undoubtedly be heard from soon.