So, I am a newbie to this site, and to baking artisan breads. I realized I was getting a bit ahead of myself by trying to bake more difficult styles. Then I decided I should go through the lessons on this site.
This was the result of following Floyd's lesson #1. And I liked what I found.....A LOT!
The cool thing about this is that you can start with the basics and build on it. With each loaf you bake, you understand a bit more how flour and yeast work. Then you always have a base case to fall back on. Now I know I can always produce this loaf when I want to bake.