BobMolson: There are things you can do to mitigate those realities. Did you think of putting a folded towel under your elbow as you focus your enlarger? How about making accommodations for that sink height? I have NO running water in my 'darkroom' (the corner of my tiny efficiency) and I do just fine. Buckets provide my drain. My sole window is blocked out with heavy duty aluminum foil and I can open it in an instant (to feed those damn chickadees that I trained to roost on the fire escape; they even bring their kids with the fluttering wings). I use a magnifying glass for easy, precise focusing. There are ways around your 'dilemma' (but not around those persistent chickadees).
And Tom1956: when I was about ten I saw Jack Benny on TV and asked my mother if he really was 39. She grinned and said no. (I was too naive to disbelieve.)
Bob, focus upon something else before you focus that negative: Focus upon precisely WHAT is specifically troubling you and think about how to solve that by being creative. You still have your eyes: that is the most important thing. And you still have your desire: that is the second most important thing. - David Lyga
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