Thanks all for the welcomes! Yes, I like it here, except for the heat and humidity in summer. Over 8 years and I'm still not fully adjusted to it! I'd be quite happy somewhere in the 68F to 72F range; not too hot or cold and just right for developing black and white! Really, though, anywhere I can find stuff to point a camera at works for me.

I'm very excited about getting into darkroom printing. I spend much of my day at a computer (and have done since I was about 11) and have been getting awfully disillusioned with having to do more of it when I just want to make photographs.