Well Thom, it actually has been a pretty great summer. Here are all the reasons why. My wife graduated in May with here 2nd masters degree. She landed the job she always wanted since she began as a social worker 20 years ago. Including a life changing raise in pay. My son graduated high school, albeit by the seat of his pants. I volunteered for some oddball assigments at work when no one else raised their hands. So, I believe my employers see me as someone who is eager to contribute to the team, as opposed to just putting in time. Im being sent to Tahoe for training. There are worse places to train. My Fleetwood Mac tribute has had some great gigs and there are more coming up. We just bought a tent trailer. Ok, Im not thrilled but, my wife is. And, "happy wife, happy life". Just celebrated my 25th anniversary with my unbelievable beautuful wife. I completed a triathlon (very short one but still, making progress on fitness and swimming in open water) Ive figured out how to roast my own coffee. Very satisfying. Last but not least, there are brew pubs opening up all over where I live, and I will never be able to taste all the beers available now.