Thank you TFL
Just a thanks to all the bakers sharing tips and experience and enjoyable writing. The world is a stressful beautiful horrifying magical place. When I need a break from the bad and some bread inspiration, this has been my digital refuge for a couple of years it seems like. Just visited another popular social site right before bed looking for something lighthearted, but people feel compelled to share the most horrible things there even though they are available on every news website. No such problem here, and TFL (thank the friggin lord). The worst you'll encounter here is a scorched loaf, a baked starter, an overproofed boule, etc, which I can handle without losing even more sleep. My brain needs reads, and it's safe here for my fevered, sleep-deprived psyche. I'm so very thankful. I'm not an easily upset snowflake child, but my sympathy/empathy functions sometimes work overtime, particularly when children are involved now that I see the love and magic and fears of being a parent. My wife and I had a different sort of bun in the oven, and she joined us about a year ago just as I hit my sourdough stride. So I've only recently started to take pics of my breads again and participate on the forums. But I've been lurking, reading, and learning from all of you. I would put my thoughts in order and make my post a little shorter, but I think you will forgive me. You've all taught me to make delicious bread for my family, even on posts about baked things other than bread. TFL is something special.