In happier news, there are still cast seconds of my western saddle tree up on Etsy, leftover from the end of March bonanza. I have some firsts cast, they just need to be cleaned up.
Progress continues on the western saddle guide - I hit 15 pages earlier this week! Still much, much left to do, but it's coming. I've begun starting my day with an hour of writing upstairs at the kitchen table, and it's helping.
And, to round this post off - one of the benefits of a 45 minute commute to a small town is the scenery - specifically the horses!