I came home to the ranch the last week in November for some medical procedures and to refresh myself. I had my gallbladder removed on the 11th of December after waiting almost 19 years. It was everything I thought it would be. A pain in the ass. The last year of this role was interesting and lucky me, I got selected to enjoy yet another year with this customer. So in January it's back to St Louis for another summer of fun. I plan to start spending some weeks in New England being I'm 2/3 of the way there anyway. Tamara is finally feeling better and has been doing a lot around the ranch. The kids are in school and all is good. This area we live in is growing way too fast for us and we are exploring options to either build another house here or move out of Reno. Traffic is reaching a frantic pace never seen in Reno of the past. Houses are being built on every hill side and flat space. I love this place but I and going to have to consider else outside Washoe Valley.