My absence continues, though I promise that it won't be forever. I've been quite busy with a bunch of new work -- tutoring (which I've been doing for some time now) and working for a local handy-man as an assistant of sorts.
I'm sore as hell (did you know that your hand muscles can get sore? I didn't until I dug holes for two days straight.) and sunburnt (I've got a red pate) and scratched and cut. Still, 'tis a good feeling to go home dog tired, hungry, and satisfied with a good days work.