It’s a relief to finally be back. As I’ve been ill over the past few weeks I’ve also been watching Scott knock himself out with some animation work. It can be easy to forget just how grueling animation can be. What really gets to you is how much effort might go into only a few feet of film, and so it can seem like there’s not much progress gained even after hours of labor. This was probably good timing for me to get sick, as he had too much work to concentrate on for much else over the Fourth. I spent most of my time in bed. I felt steady enough yesterday to get back in the herb garden for a short while, and it was my first time spent outdoors since I came down with the virus turned infection that laid me up. Special thanks to all the people who sent nice notes and wished me to get well soon, I appreciate it.