I just wanted to take a moment to explain the sudden stream of silence on my blog over the last few days... As you probably know, Rhode Island was hit by Hurricane Irene and we had something close to 75% power outages including most of the main power distribution network.
Needless to say, we've been "camping" in our home for the last few days (no lights or running water) and it's looking at this point like we're more or less last on the list of places to fix. Everyone is fine and we've sustained more or less no damage to the house or any of our property (the barn got a little "dent" in the tin roof from a falling tree but nothing terrible).
Once we have power again, I'll try to post with my regular frequency. Maybe I'll even have some fun tips about what to do when your freezer is rapidly in melt-down mode. :-)
Until then, keep us in your thoughts and good luck to those of you in the same or similar positions!