Long absences are the death of a blog. My apologies!
I took the comments down a couple of weeks ago because one person was getting a little out of control. I'm putting them back up, and hopefully everyone can use them in a normal way.
Looks like we're in for a few days of rain here in Washington, after weeks and weeks of glorious sun. Someone from California remarked recently: "Yeah, I came up here to get away from the rain."