I have lurked the forums here for years, and I finally decided it was time to join officially. I have been a bread baker for about 20 years. I baked bread daily for my family, and as my family grew and our lives got busier I brought in a bread machine to help me keep up. Then my kids grew up and left the nest, I got divorced, and did not bake a loaf of bread for about five years. because I didn't think I'd enjoy making bread just for myself. Well, I have changed my mind about that and am trying to shake the dust off my bread baking skills and get back into the groove.
I recently moved to Arizona from Washington state, and the weather here is currently pleasant and mild. I do wonder how the blazing heat of the summer will affect my desire to turn on an oven - but I will deal with that when the time comes.
Nice to meet y'all.