Some Blog Notes:
The point of this blog is generally to post recent, or "current" work, the pictures I'm making right now. Most of the time, current will mean anything from yesterday to a few weeks ago. For the next few days though I'm going to use some pictures from late summer and early fall. These files had been adjusted for web viewing, run through my "make blog post" batch action, and filed in my For the Blog--> Current folder. Then my September midwestern drive-in theater expedition produced a lot of things I wanted to post here and pushed this material out of the way.
Then we were plunged into the deep freeze. A week before the Big Storm, our steam boiler showed serious signs of imminent demise. A service tech declared it unsafe to operate. The company's head service tech then declared that it could be put into shape, but we spent five days without heat before it was back in operation. Then less than 48 hours later the Big Storm knocked us back into the cold and this time also the dark for eight full days. When you spend hours each day out working with a chain saw, partly in order to warm up with the exercise, you can bet you're running up a metabolic deficit. The power and heat have been back for three days, but I'm still exhausted and haven't been making new pictures. I've been working on files and doing a lot of work-prints and paper tests partly to make the big printer happy—it definitely did not like being shut off for eight days, and sitting in the cold didn't make it any happier. So for a few days WP will be less "current" than usual and those late summer files prepared for posting and then shunted aside will come in handy.