Today I was accused of sounding "a tad melancholy recently". Well that won't do!
The truth is that the sale of this house:
seems to be going fine and I've been reluctant to tempt fate by mentioning it.
Whereas the purchase of a house in Maine has been going less smoothly and I've not really known what to say about it. Hence the melancholic diversions. Sorry.
On top of that, I'm in the midst of marathon training so I tend to be up early to run and tired (but only occasionally actually melancholy) in the evenings when I normally write this. Sorry.
Hopefully there will be some better entertainment to come.