Lately, I've been watching Chinese and Mongolian movies. The latter are full of yurts and wide open spaces where overdressed people consume lots of tea and protein and live very primitive lives. Most of the Chinese movies I've seen would benefit from editing, although it's possible that the long non-moving pauses may be meaningful to native watchers. I did watch one movie I really enjoyed: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. No pauses in this one, although there was a disconcerting 15-year time and space jump toward the middle.
The trial-run with the trailer was successful so we leave next week on our trip. I'm relieved that the plumbing repairs I made didn't leak. I was working for the first time with PEX fittings, and I freely admit I'm not, will never be, and never wanted to be, a plumber.