My readership (excluding those devoted Chinese spammers who leave links to porn sites on my comments page--thanks for forcing me to moderate comments, you 人渣!) has probably figured out that despite a change in appearance, the back quarter acre is pretty much growing just the same as ever. But you knew that, right, dear reader?
The price of a bit more blogger functionality was an upgrade to a new template. I'm still fiddling with the details, adding and subtracting features, and cursing my limited knowledge of HTML. Soon it will be time to step back into the garden. Soon, very soon.