No, Steve hasn't given up on the blog already!
Unfortunately, the power cord for his computer is kaput and he is waiting for another. His roommate has been very generous in letting him borrow his computer so that he and I can stay in contact...which has been great.
I am sure he will be up and running again soon!
By the way, thank you for all of your wonderful comments...it makes me feel like you are all a part of this. We are very lucky to have such a terrific support network!