I'm excited to move from Fresh Loaf lurker to community member! I've been getting into bread baking the last couple months, and this site has been a great source of wisdom.
I live on Long Island, so basically all my spare money is going to rent. Bread baking is a great cheap hobby! There is plenty of gear I can ogle, but I can also talk myself out of it ("make due" has become my money saving mantra which is tough for a gizmo-addict, but works well enough for a task where the yeasties do all the hard work).
I'm hoping to use the blog feature of TFL to keep track of my progress as a baker instead of counting on vague memories of what went right last week.