Flood conditions and the resulting harbor closure persisted into early August. About that time I was contracted for employment on a two-week film shoot. I am much contented with my time at home, and my coffers partially restored. Tomorrow I will return to St. Louis to resume the journey. I am expecting the worst of conditions for my boat and my gear, as I was prepared only for a two to three-week hiatus. I have been assured by the agents of the company with which my possessions remain, that all is in order and nothing is missing. Yet I am quite certain the dark moist interiors of the bulkheads will be thoroughly overrun by mildew or worse. I am very eager to resume this adventure; the past two months, while initially dispiriting, are now a mere moment of distraction from my true purpose: to arrive in New Orleans!