We here at Right on the Left Coast are taking a little vacation this coming week. In fact, we're going where the internet is so sparse (and so expensive) that we'll essentially be without an internet connection until Sunday the 25th! That is (probably) why your comments aren't being posted, and why you're not seeing any new posts.
The homestead is in the safe hands of a housesitter, the watchbeast is as vicious as ever, and I'll check back in with you in 9 days.
Have a great Thanksgiving holiday :-)