The log will be short today. I have to leave in a few minutes for what will be a 600-mile commute: 300 miles from Arlington to Floyd for a meeting at The Jacksonville Center and then 300 miles back to Arlington so I can be in DC for meetings on Thursday.

For the most part, this two-home lifestyle works: Alternating weeks in the city and country with weekends devoted to manning the studio and gallery in Floyd, but when something pops up at the last minute, it means a harrowing four-and-a-half hours on I-66 and I-81 to keep on schedule, followed by an equally-harrowing trip back later in the day.

Hopefully, the sun will stay out today and I won’t be fighting thunderstorms there and back.