As I fall asleep early with this antibiotic, I have been getting up at 0400. A nice time to listen to BBC on NPR, sip my coffee, and wait for sunrise to feed the stove and begin the day. How lovely to walk in shirtsleeves in 60F weather with a foot of snow on the ground. Regardless of whether this surgery works or not, I have a ton of yard work that did not get done last fall to do in May. None of the gardens were taken down due to running out of time with an early snow. That will be an entire weekend this spring. The sunflowers have to be dug out as they are the size of small trees. So looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt and starting a new season of plants. I have friends that have a large Ariens rototiller who offered to make a vegetable plot in the back, which I will line with treated timbers. Without their kindness, I would not be able to do that this year as my PT will not be far enough along yet. Will be nice to have fresh lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and of course, zucchini and summer squash. The chain link fence and Benny keep critters out of the backyard to keep the plants safe. I spray all the plants outside of the fence to keep the deer at bay. I have been using the Rolleiflex as it is light enough for me to one hand it to the tripod and focus easily. Still enamored with it and the lovely images that the near 60 year old Schneider Xenotar lens produces. Amazing engineering in a light package. I am looking forward to making portraits of the boys with it this summer. I am going to be returning to using Kodak Tri-X developed in HC 110, for my 400 speed hand held portraits and snaps. This combination is what I learned on initially when I took my first darkroom class at IUSB in the late 70's. It is the film and developer combination that Fred Picker used exclusively with his 4x5 work, as did Ansel Adams. I will continue to use Ilford FP4+ and Ilford Pan F in Rodinal for my tripod work, as I am very happy with the tonality and exposure latitude of these two films. The Pan F is slow enough at ASA 50 to allow for shutter speeds of one second or longer on the Holgas, which I prefer for moving water to give it that cotton candy look. No more PMK Pyro, due to uneven development and toxicity issues. Have a good Sunday.