Sorry to hear that mom is still having a hard time. I've been under the weather with a headache and fever a few days too. Sounds like it was a really good stake conference! My favorite speaker in our stake conferences is President Greer, he speaks in almost all of them it seems. He's just a super animated speaker, and really grabs the attention of everybody, and then shares a very clear message.
Things here have been about the same, it's still a bit of a struggle to get things done since its not my choice a lot, and I have to take a lot of flak from other Elders, but I guess that's how it goes. Changes come the 26th and I'm betting that's when I'll get your package.
Love you guys and I wish you the best!!!