To TxFarmer et al: Tartine book arrived..... awesome!
I have a legendary bad luck with the post office, but this time it was not their fault. I forgot to change my address with amazon.com for the Tartine order, and it went to my 'former home" - but instead of being forwarded to me, for some reason they returned to amazon.com and I had to buy it again (sigh)
still, it is finally here, and what an amazing book it is! I am not sure I should make my first bread here or wait until I get home to my oven in a few days - but I'm definitely looking forward to baking from it.
TxFarmer, thanks for "twisting my arm" to get it... :-)