Be gone, 2006; you rotten, good-for-almost-nothing group of bad months.  Good riddance.  Hopefully, 2007 will be a much better year…we surely have nowhere to go but up from here.  Let’s review:   Quit job in July to move on to something better;  lost job 30 days later.  Started fabulous job in September;  lost job 90 days later due to  company’s severe budget deficits.  Renter in house #2 snuck out in September, owing 2 months rent and leaving huge holes and bad paint in each and every room of the house. Financial picture grim, at best.

Okay….enough wallowing in the muck.  Happy New Year and new opportunities!!  New job!  New financial picture!  Great health!  Great kids!  Adorable dogs! Marriage going on 25 years this September! Thank God for the good things, to help us through the bad things……..