Don't worry, the lack of recent blogging has not been due to tragic moping on my part. Quite the contrary. We've been having what for us would qualify as a whirl-wind social life. And our computer was ill.
So instead of trying to fix the computer, we were at a lovely party at Wil and Rich's house, and and then Ashley Robb and I were at dinner with the newlyweds Sten and Rebecca.
Sten was the one who brought the right gizmos along so that Robb could fix the computer.
Occasionally, I still feel oddly weepy (generally for no reason), but most of the time, I'm my usual crazy happy self. As evidence of this, here's a photograph of a very advanced scenic painting technique for getting ground cork to stick to glue on carved styrofoam mounds. If you ever need to simulate a giant pile of dirt or espresso, this is the way to go...