Glad to know that some of you have tried the powdered vanilla and found it to be good. That's great to hear as I do like to bake cookies, brownies, and banana bread-- As far as care packages being sent here, I could only wish. Unfortunately, unless solid gold bricks were being sent (and they'd probably be "lost") the postage would cost waaaaaaaaay more than what was being sent--------we're 12 hours ahead of people in Texas (Central Standard Time). Most of you are probably settling down to some Tuesday evening TV shows, etc., and I'm enjoying a Wednesday gorgeous sunrise. We're supposed to be able to see the eclipse later today. Spasiba!!!