Season’s Greetings!  It’s been a busy year!  In March I sold my home; bought a vacant lot in April - and have been struggling since with the process of trying to get a house designed, approved, and built.  Hopefully we’ll break ground in January.  In the meantime, Danielle and I are renting a house.  In July I atttended the National Kyudo (Japanese Archery) Seminar and passed the test for 1st degree black belt.  In November I passed my test for 3rd degree black belt in Aikido.  Meanwhile work has been as crazy as ever - working 7 days a week for much of the time.  The company finally went public, but my stock options, so far, are worth barely more than the paper they’re printed on.  Work on the airplane has stopped until after the new house is built.  Last month, Danielle and I took a 2 week trip to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.  It was my first real vacation in 3 years.  We visited the islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki.  Absolutely gorgeous; we had a wonderful time!