Okay, in all seriousness now...

We had a mild winter and an early spring here, much like the rest of the nation.  That delightful weather has wreaked havoc on our typical writing schedule, which usually runs from mid to late December into at least mid April.  One of the things New England offers is the cycle of seasons, which for archaeologists means we get to hunker down in the office for a spell to get caught up with our analysis, studies, and paperwork.  We got a truncated winter season this year, and it means our deadlines for reports have gone by while we mobilize for the field.

This is one of the those “good news, bad news” scenarios, because for our clients, they are happy to see us proceeding toward resolution on their projects, as we head out early and complete our fieldwork.  On the down side, they will have to wait a bit for the follow-up piece, as we take advantage of inclement weather to come in out of the field and put reports together.  It reminds me that we need to have balance in all that we do.