Are you out on a dig again?
Actually, I hit crunch time on submitting a proposal for my PhD thesis topic. But I survived that, my topic was approved (I’m going to be researching the role of window glass in the evolution and social meaning of Roman architecture), and my students in the Roman Civilisation class mostly did pretty well too. I’m going back to New Zealand for a bit in late June, then from there to Athens in late August for a year-long intensive study program. It’s… pretty full-on, from what I’ve heard, but since I’ll be staying at a cushy research institute, my internet access will be much better than when I head out to the middle of nowhere for an archaeological dig, so it’s hard to say how often or how long I’ll vanish.