Hi, I never know who I'm writing to, but I keep writing month after month...work gets back from time to time. Anyway, now that I'm here, Ben is gone. He left today for training for 4 months. I'm hoping Vicki will bring the kids up on weekends. I'm also hoping that he will have a 96 for Thanksgiving so I can host them in my new home. Well, we'll see. It's gonna be a long 4 months. He will miss Seamus' second birthday, his third anniversary, etc., all so he can serve his country. Ah, well...such is the life of a United States Marine.