So, Matt has responded to the question I posed to him a couple of weeks ago.
Ripper response too!
Els is home from NQ, and had a great time by all accounts. Choppy is t -6 days from heading OS, and I continue to slog away at the shop (2 shops now, actually, as I'm working in Wangaratta 1 day a week), study, and waiting for the snow to start falling so I can start sampling.
And does anyone need any GIS work done? Current assignment calls for a map to be constructed for an external client, (focus on consulting with the client and logical interpretive layout), so if you've got something that you'd be prepared to hand over to a student, drop me a comment.