Okay, I think I'm back online for real this time. My sleek new MacBook arrived today after several phone calls and a really touchy moment when one operator told me the package was in France. The courier did ask us to meet him down in Pontremoli, but we explained that we didn't have a car and he was good enough to drive up to Gravagna. And Huzzah, I say.
And just for the sake of posting pictures, this is a portrait of Anna that I started a couple years ago when we were last here. This little project ended in frustration because Anna had to keep getting up to help the kids. So I only ever got about about 45 minutes into the painting.
This time around, however, I have high hopes.