Not dead here, just slowly subsiding into the great mud sea.
It's been a strange 5 months in Lake Wobegon... so to speak. :-)
For the first time in many years, it froze up in late November, and really didn't thaw, at all until about a week ago. And since it started to thaw, it hasn't stopped. 45° days, 36° nights, one after another, with a few variations, on the up side.
So, an insane work load right now. Not going to get better anytime soon, but I should be able to get here more often now.
Oh, and, incidentally.
Stepping in thawed dog poo with your YakTrax on is not recommended.