Thanks for the welcoming, everybody.
thelerner, I'm in the fire free zone at the moment, though it is basically scorched earth here temperature-wise. When the state is this hot and on fire as it is now, I think most of us just try and nap our way through it directly in front of a fan (it works for me, at least).
RiverSnake, I read the synopsis about Path Notes and it's on my list now. I really appreciate the suggestion.
silent thunder, you're totally right, and I'm pretty lucky to be surrounded by about a zillion options. I just have to weed out the not so great ones.