Welcome. Folks here have pets that they would give their life for. So they can understand your distress at losing a family member. I have two virtual kittens that are now on a diet. They have gotten too fat from everyone in DC feeding them. You will find their story in DC Own Coffee Klatch.
We also have campers and have a plethora of advice.
Kitchen gagets? If it was the latest and greatest, I just had to have it. Now I am trying to get rid of it all. I live alone and cook for only one. On occasion I make a pie or cake for one of my kids.
Sit back, peruse the site and enjoy. Don't forget to go to Today's Funny. It will cheer you up immensely.
I recently had cataract surgery on both eyes. Who knows. They may have used the device you make.
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"