I have had a small personal emergency which has kept me from devoting much attention to this blog. The situation will be resolved in a couple of days and I will return to full blog activity then.
The May update of the 2012 COLA watch will be posted timely on Saturday, May 14. We all have to wait for the BLS to put out their CPI report, which they will do at 8:30AM EDT on May 13.
Thank you for your patience.