Sorry about the long delay in this story. It will be continued but it may be another few weeks.
I got busy doing other things (like watching geysers since I live in Yellowstone Park and happen to be a geyser fanatic. Giant Geyser -- which lives up to its name by the way -- has been erupting with unusual frequency).
In addition, this story quickly grew out of my control and became much more complicated that I had originally intended, but I WILL get back to it.