I'm back. Finally.

It’s quite frustrating when your Internet connection doesn’t work.  It’s even more frustrating when it works randomly and intermittently for short spurts at a time.  The good news, though, is that SureWest fixed the problem.  There was an exposed wire that was causing a short in the line, made even worse by all of the wet weather we’ve been having in CA since mid-December.

Lots happened during my unplanned hiatus — xmas, New Years, and a couple of birthdays.  I’ll keep it short and sweet by saying thanks to everyone for a great holiday season, especially my parents who so graciously hosted big family dinners on two consecutive nights at their house.  Thanks for the great gifts, and thanks for spending time with us, exchanging stories and laughs. 

Many thanks to my parents for their excellent New Years Sukiyaki dinner, and to the Cobbmichaels for their bitchin’ and rockin’ New Years Eve celebration.  A good time was had by all.


Lastly, happy birthday to my grandpa.  I think he turned 17 this year.

That’s it for now.  Hope everyone is having a great start to the new year!