Hi Shannon,CaliKim!! I am so excited you are here, welcome!
I am sure you are swamped but I have a question for you... We have this aloe plant floating around the office named Steve. It belonged to a former employee and now it is just part of the place. The thing is, it is not doing well and hasn't been cared for in a while (other than a few drinks of water every now-and-then). I took it home to try to re-pot it as the soil was old, dry and low. But upon trying to get it out of the pot I discovered that the roots of the plant are dried up and most likely dead as well as the middle portion of the plant. Basically the ends are just living off the retained water. However, I know that aloe is hardy and can regrow... Do you think if I cleaned off the dead parts and put them in water for a few days that I could re-pot it and have new roots grow? *fingers crossed*