So Wednesday, I took that card back to my most excellent camera shop, Precision Camera & Video in Austin, and they changed it out for me, and even pulled images off the glitched card for me...and yes, some of them were really good shots of my friend's grandson. (Not posting pictures of someone else's kid online, though--at least not unless his parents say it's OK.) He's 13 months old, still not entirely steady on his feet on natural ground, but he clearly loved being out there in the grass and wildflowers. The NEW new 2 Gb card is so far working just fine, no camera problems at all. Though I've spent the morning inside, not out there taking pictures...
Last night, Wednesday night, we had the first orchestra rehearsal of the concert material for tomorrow night. And I realized that I had more holes in my knowledge than I'd thought. A six-measure passage (very difficult) that I thought I'd nailed completely and permanently--knew it, didn't have to worry--unraveled with the tenors and basses right behind me and the orchestra in front. YIPES. Tonight is the dress rehearsal; tomorrow' s the performance, and you might well ask why I'm posting here instead of sitting at the piano working on that music.
Meanwhile the book continues to move well, though I'm still having some difficulties with a particular fight scene, as it's quite complex. It would be great to go to fencing tonight and see if people would help me work through it with real bodies, but dress rehearsals rank fencing class. At least tonight. So maybe another week. I will skip over it now and go write the next section--I do know the motivations and general actions of everyone in the fight, so the refinements that come from play-acting through it can come later.
The concert tomorrow should be good...we have a baroque orchestra (I had never seen "arch-lutes" before!) and even though I missed a lot of rehearsals while traveling, I have been working and should be OK by then if I can just get about 10 measures cleaned up--the six measure passage and another four scattered measures that I have marked "FIX THIS NOW!"
Back to work. I'm liking the Desmarest "De Profundis" better now than I did when we first got it...I liked the Campra Requiem from the get-go.