1. I'd been unable to blog using my iPad Version 1. I could touch the header line and type in there, but I couldn't get into the body. So I had to take a laptop when we were on the road if I wanted to blog. My tech-savvy niece Colleen told me I could send an email to my blog and have it published! There's a "Settings/Email and Mobile" option in Blogger. You enter an email address of "Your login dot (secret word you choose)@blogger.com". You designate whether you want blog entries to post immediately or whether you want to edit them first (obviously, I wouldn't on my iPad, since that's the problem). Then, when you send an email to the designated address, it gets transmitted into a blog entry, either posted or ready to edit and post.
I was delighted with this information. I've tested it and it works. I don't have a solution yet for uploading photos, but I suspect Colleen does, and when she reads this blog she may comment on how to do it so we all know.
2. Our furnace went out last week and the new one has had a couple of hiccups in the first few days that required a couple of under-warranty service calls. At one point the temperature in the house was 82 degrees and rising. It seems to be fine now - just in time for our home exchange guests, who will arrive tomorrow afternoon at about the same time as we pull into the driveway of their house in Santa Fe.
3. I figured out what I was doing on my work project. Finally got it together in my head. Today I spent a couple of hours on the project and got done what needed to happen before we leave. So I'll be able to enjoy Santa Fe without working! Yay!