I'd like to let you know that you might not see new articles every day in this newsletter for a couple of weeks. I am traveling off to visit relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be an extended stay: I am leaving about a week early and will be staying a week after the holiday on November 26.
A part of the time I will be in the north woods of Maine at a cabin that is not too far from the border with Quebec province. The cabin is some distance from the nearest paved road and is missing some of the conveniences we normally expect these days: no electricity, no running water, and no central heating. No, there isn't even a thermostat on the wall. I am also told that cellular phone coverage is not reliable there so I may really be incommunicado for a few days.
In other words, it is similar to the house where I grew up in central Maine.
Even the Thanksgiving dinner will be similar to what some of our ancestors enjoyed: cooked in a wood-burning stove. This should be interesting!
I will only be in the cabin for a few days but will escape to a modern home with modern conveniences for the rest of my stay.
I will be traveling with a laptop computer so most days I should be able to connect to the internet and perform business as usual. There probably will be exceptions for a few days, however.