It is now 0500 on Sunday and peeking out the sliding glass door reveals just a dusting of snow. The revised forecast has downgraded the amount to less than two feet for today and tonight. The home health nurse came Saturday for the initial visit to teach me how to infuse the antibiotics daily into the picc line. They will have to come once weekly to draw labs for Mayo as well. Such a mess a half second fall has caused over the last 14 months. No whining though, shoulders are easier to get along without than brains, so it could have been worse. She is coming again today to have me show her I can do it myself. I can hear the wind howling off Superior through these three foot thick stone walls-not a good sign that the day will allow for a comfortable walk. Cabin fever and i am actually looking forward to seeing patients again starting tomorrow morning. the two weeks off went by quickly. I see that you have someone's photo of a Minolta Autocord in you Flickr faves. I have been thinking of acquiring one after one of my Flickr friends, who has also been a Rolleiflex user told me about his fondness for his. His large format work is awesome, in addition to his medium format work, much done with classic cameras, including Rollei, Hasselblad, and the Minolta Autocord. You can find him under his name, Paul Barden. He shoots a lot of large format glass plate negatives, which as during the time of the civil war (and today by folks like Sally Mann) provide ethereal prints. The Automat was Minolta's attempt to compete with Rolleiflex in the TLR market between the 50's and early 60's. The Rokor lens is incredibly sharp for a four element Tessar design (as is the Solinar on the Isolette). It appears to have a very pleasant creamy bokeh at wider apertures. While mint copies are not easy to find, excellent condition models of the Autocord III, the last model, are available on Ebay and Etsy for often half the price of Rolleiflex models of the same calibur. Check out Paul's work and also look at the Flickr Minolta Automat group. Also wanted to let you know that Jurgen Kreckel (Certo6 on Ebay) has another newly refurbished Isolette III with 3.5 Solinar listed. The other one I told you about sold that same day. This one has blue bellows. Have a good day.