Coming back to the Sabine Farm after this last trip was a bit like coming home for Christmas.
Piled up on my counter were loads of mail and…. BOXES! People had been busy with my Amazon wish list and I am very grateful.
There was a very small 320GB external hard drive which will be enromously useful for travelling. I can load my resources and reference library onto this. It had gotten to big for the old drive. Thanks to RM for this!
JM was kind enough to send Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica (the gritty new version which has just begun Season 4). I can’t read Ambrose and Augustine all the time and this was great. Thanks JM!
AD sent the Michael D. O’Brien book Island of the World. I have read his other books and found them to be very engaging and useful. I dare say in some respects they are also prophetic (though I hope not, in some ways).
Not on the Amazon list, but was sent to me by the publisher, I found waiting for me Priestblock 25487: A Memoir of Dachau by Jean Bernard. I hear this is now a movie, too.
Finally, a penjing report
Penjing (the bonsai a reader sent me from the Amazon list) did not fare perfectly during my absence.
I am afraid my guy fell down on his penjing sitting.
I found its soil nearly dry when I got back.
There were quite a few yellow leaves, too. Grrrr. However, that could be in part from its exciting voyage across the Land of the Free to the Sabine Farm, change of light, water, etc. Still, I was hardly pleased. I also noted that the spray bottle hadn’t been used, and penjing like that sort of thing, to get moisture through their leaves.
Some trimming is in order, I think, and then some strong sun for a little while each day…. when I get some sun, that is.