I managed to take some pictures of the miniature bear. I haven't quite got the macro settings figured out yet. I am sure once I figure out how to work it, and what all the bells and whistles on this new camera do, I will have something far more impressive to show you. But at least I can still work and post pics for now.
Today after I got up was actually pretty good even before the camera, the worst thing that occurred was I discovered a nest of garden snakes in the wood pile...but that's not really a big deal other than causing me to scream in fright because I wasn't expecting them. Even the neighbor situation seems to have resolved itself. I am keeping my fingers crossed that things are going to look up finally. Although I have to see the periodontist tomorrow to see about my failed gum graft, so hopefully I won't get bad news there. If it is going to cost me a bunch of money again, it will simply have to wait until next January when I have a new limit on my dental insurance.
So that's where I am at right now. Since I announced the sale, I will still honor it even though R assures me I don't need to. The only bear exempt from the sale is Bronte' since she is going to be in the ad I have coming out. Piccalilli should be up on the website shortly, and he will be offered for the sale price as well.