I went to Maine for a bit, my sister flew into town for the week and I neglected my poor blog. But I do have one bit of advice for the day that I think you will all find very useful.
Plan ahead for projects and experiments. Not just a couple days ahead. At least two weeks ahead and longer if you are on a tight budget. LOL If you do not, you will surely end up going completely insane hunting down bar magnets and the like.