Now...I'm partly caught up (not on the latest everything, but to the point where I can post here again. And yay for that.
There's a lot of news fitting in the gap since my last posts here: writing, knitting, family, choir, etc. So I hope to get several short posts up here in the next week (though if the next week is as crazy as the past two...no promises.) Life doesn't stop just because of (most) software incompatibilities (it can be more complicated, but it doesn't stop.)
On the writing stuff: Crown of Renewal, the fifth and final book of Paladin's Legacy will be out this week (was available at Balticon over the weekend. I'll be at A-Kon in Dallas June 6-8. More about the other writing news a little later. For those interested, learn more at the Paksworld blog for discussion or the Paksworld website for background info, cover pictures, character art, maps, etc. I just discovered (switching from a very old CRT monitor to a flatscreen monitor) that the suitable antique-looking small map looks a peculiar yellow on the new one. Just imagine that someone spilled food with tumeric or safforn on it.
On the knitting stuff: Socks. Lots and lots of socks. Well...not LOTS of socks in some ways, but more than I've shown here before. There will be pictures. Including Stupid Sock Mistake pictures. And what I've learned about random-stripe socks using yarn from different manufacturers. (P.S., I hate weaving in loose ends....)
On the family stuff: we're all still alive and doing things. The perennial fencing project (the post and wire kind of fencing) has completed the west line and is now working on a specific gap on the south line. One good rain after years of drought and the poison ivy returned. Alas, the crawdads have not. We've lost a lot of mature trees down in the creek woods--and the creek has not had a normal flow for years now--dry except in the occasional flash floods, with no puddles left after 24 hours.