Sorry Hank, I hope you don’t think I was being funny, I really do have a some major crap to deal with right now, and believe me, I’d much rather be in the position to relax and post here!
I’m sorry to hear how things have been going, and I hope things turn right for you (and your family) at the earliest opportunity. I’m not happy the way things are going right now either, but I can see an end to it, so that’s what keeps the spirit up. Chin up mate ;-)
Regards the B&W, I have to say I preferred the toning of the previous one, looks somehow more of a uniform and clean tone. All I will say is watch out for sharpening, in fact, if you’re simulating film in this way, don’t use it at all because you never had any sharpening on your film photos. I can pick-up the sharpening too easy on this one, whereas the first one looks better. Sharpening can make things look digital.
I’ve added your pic to my post due to the page break: