Another reason this project would have gotten held up is the processing time of a professional film developer. My black and white film has to get sent off to an out-of-state lab to be developed, and takes about 2 weeks. Color film is developed in-house at my developer but they only run certain processing types per day, and could take up to a week. I've been really happy with the results though, even though it's time-consuming and costly ($25 for my most recent roll of black and white to be developed + 4x6 in prints + CD).
I just got my first roll of black and white back and I am STUNNED at the results. I've never seen developed black and white film turn out this crisp and -- well -- black and white. They are beautiful. And so is my daughter. :)
The color roll turned out pretty well too. If I just had a still subject, and prettier scenery, these would have been fantastic.
Oh, spring. Please hurry with your green return.