I would have written "lucky to be alive" but that might be just a bit melodramatic. On the other hand, I did walk away from a pretty scary wreck on I80 this past Sunday with nothing more than a sore wrist and a couple of minor scratches on my hand. Long story short, a trucker dragging two trailers decided to make a risky maneuver and clipped my car, sending it careening out of control. He went on his merry way (as far as I can tell, he never even slowed down) and I ended up with a car with its front end so buried in a guardrail that the truck trying to winch it out was being dragged towards the car instead of the other way around. The car looks like a loss and some of the stuff I was carrying is chipped or broken, but I was glad to have walked away from what could've been a fatal crash.
In any case, I'm at my Ohio home until next Sunday. We have been furnishing it this week and have spent a good number of hours assembling and carrying and sorting and so on, and by the middle of next week I think we'll have the place furnished and looking like an honest-to-goodness home. I will be moving there permanently in July and leaving New York behind. The home office is still a bit bare, as it has only a computer desk (assembled earlier today) and one of my drawing tables. I will have lots of other things to bring over before I make the final move, including my scanner and other drawing table. Once that's all done I'll be drawing full time for at least a year (and, if things work out, much longer than that). But that's a story for later this year.
I should be back to drawing my practice pages tomorrow or the following day. I cannot post them until I get back to New York (no scanner here yet) but I can do the layouts and even final inks if I am so inclined. Even with the accident and the additional costs that I will incur as a result, we've had a great time so far and I feel more and more excited about what this year will bring.