I hope everyone had a good holiday season. Mine was better then last year, however I do not imagine Christmas or any holiday will be nearly as enjoyable unless I am with my family. I miss you all, and hope to see everyone soon! Those thanksgiving's at Ron and Viv's place... Christmas at Debbie and Bruce's... And of course Ray and Loraine's. It's memories like that which make me realize how much I miss all my family.

I may not write, or call very often - my only cell phone is a pay as you go phone, and we usually only have 10 minutes on it for emergencies, but everyone is always in my thoughts.

I hope that in this new year ahead of us, things will turn around for me and I can begin to rebuild the income and stability I have lost over the past 2 years. I am looking forward to the prospect of myself becoming a volunteer firefighter. The prospects look good for that, and I really hope I get accepted. Not only will it give me something to do with my life for the time being, but it will feed my desire to help people.

Who knows, maybe that will even work into a full time firefighting position. If its something I love to do, why not get paid for it? Of course I said the same thing with my interest in electronics, and that ended up boring me. But I think that the satisfaction you get from helping people far outweighs any gratification that you can get from repairing a microphone on a messy shop bench at a radio station.

I wish everyone happy holidays!, even those people (you know who you are) who dislike me for what I stand for and who I am.