The week before last was not really enjoyable. It featured the end of the Bis2A class, the final, grading conniptions, frantic students, and a leave-taking from the department that has been my professional home for the last decade; an unending parade of contractors, usually two every day, getting the house ready for sale; the process of actually marketing the house; packing up a housefull of belongings (including a piano) and getting them moved; trying to buy a house and dealing with an idiotic bank; and then finally, packing up to go to SoCal for a couple of weeks for the violin-building workshop.
Much too busy. The last week, purely focusing on lutherie, has been highly therapeutic. I have spent hours at a time not thinking about any of the noise that has been complicating my life.