I lived with a guy in Canada, Randy Bolton, who once worked for Labatt beer. He liked to say, whenever he failed to do something (on time) or was cooking up some hair-brained scheme—"Good things take time"—sometimes accenting the message by making rapid-fire shooting gestures with his hands. While it can be abused, I like the message. It's optimistic but not Pollyannnaish. And it's true.
I'm finally going to put more RAM in my iBook and this weekend will (most likely) be in the northwoods of MN, far from access to the Internet. Meanwhile, I'm working on some posts that will take some time to research and write. I hope to captivate readers with them next week.
As the French say, bon voyage.