So, when I started this entry it had been cold and wet and miserable for the better part of a week. Then, I woke up one morning and realized that the inevitable settling in of winter had been replaced, however temporarily, by late-summer-like conditions. Making the most of the sunshine, by walking extensively and frequently around my neighborhood and the neighboring neighborhoods, took priority over continuing with this entry. In fact I never did come up with much to write about, so here's a whole paragraph of fluff about the weather. Wishing you all well from this corner of İstanbul.