I have a new one now and have finally worked out all of the tech issues (I hope!).
Soon I will have my photos back on here and can share some of what I've been up to creatively :-)
My little bit of 'excitement' recently:
I experienced an earthquake yesterday! Well... just the mild tremors of the aftershock :-)
There was a mild, 5.0 earthquake centered in Quebec and it could be felt up to 500km away. Yesterday afternoon I suddenly felt the house shaking and things on top of the fridge began to rattle. In passing I mildly thought, "Maybe it's an earthquake... nah, just a big truck somewhere nearby." But later found out there had, indeed, been an earthquake. Not a common occurrence here at all. I think the last one was over 10 years ago. Of course this can really only be 'exciting' if no one gets hurt - which no one did from what I could tell.
I'll leave you with a photo from a few summers ago of where I'm daydreaming of being (instead of in the hot, humid, icky weather at home):
Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario, Canada.
Wild, breathtakingly beautiful, freezing cold water even in August (which never, no never, stops me from swimming :).
If you're somewhere hot, what do you do to keep cool?