Sorry to hear about your Mom, atxguy. I'm glad it wasn't more serious - falling down the stairs isn't much good for your anything. (One of my daughter's friends may have started a chain of injuries that ended with her cracking a vertebra while dancing by falling down 2 (TWO!) of my steps.

When I get my Hydrolast samples I may use them with my new boar brush. It's a nice brush, but Omega Pro brushes are < $10. As long as it lasts a year or two, it won't break my heart.