Between all of the glitches with the new boards and the normal pain of posting with a tablet it's definitely been awhile ---- Nicki didn't get the full time job she wanted - they offered it to someone with more experience. However, between the prn job at the first place and the part time job at the second place she is working 40 hours per week and loving it. She's learning a lot at both places so hopefully that full time job will come her way eventually. Tim is still working at the shop where he was offered an apprentice type job in August - he got a dollar an hour raise in September and will get another dollar the first of December... which will have him a bit above the pay rate he was looking for in August. His buddy who told him he was a fool for taking the job at the lower rate is still flipping burgers for a living, having been unable to find a job in a shop that was up to his standards... and making quite a bit less than Tim is currently making. Justin has about four months left in his motorcycle tech program.... keeping our fingers crossed that he will find a job when he graduates. He's loving Florida, don't know if he's going to be coming back to Wisconsin-- he keeps flip-flopping on that account. Zack will be having knee surgery next month - he tore his ACL in Iraq last year. No war stories there. The guys were playing football in their off time and he took a bad fall. His brothers tell him that if he was going to get hurt over there he should have done something worthy of a purple heart.... I would rather he didn't get hurt at all. But he will get to come home on convalescent leave... which means he will be home for Christmas :-) :-) :-) We rarely hear from James these days... his woman keeps him under wraps pretty good. Hubby and I are pretty much unchanged... but really enjoying grand parenthood. Wyatt is growing like crazy and into everything. He exhausts us but we are sure gonna miss him when his mommy and daddy get their own place again. They are looking but not real set on moving til spring.