Wow, over a month since I last posted. Life has been hectic/stressful. I got swept up in a job promotion and after three grueling interviews I was given the green light. I can't believe I have gone from a voluntary jobless state where I could concentrate on 'homesteading' around here, to working a few days a month, to working full time and now to a management position. I DON'T like the fact that I have had little time to devote to my home and plans for this place to be more or less self sufficient. I also DON'T like that I have not had the time or state of mind for my photography. Oh well, just a temporary suspension of activities.