...I am just busy. I have also been avoiding the gun forums to avoid spending any money. If I do not see the new shiny toys I do not want them as badly. I thought I better take a few seconds and check in since I have been away for awhile. Here is what has been going on in a nutshell. We have sold managing interest in Mother Maybel's (so that I can become a stay at home dad) and hope that our new partners will buy us out completely in a few months if things go well. We have started visitations with a wonderful 12 year old young man in Seattle whom we hope to have living in our home very soon and call our son within the next six months. We were looking for younger to start with but this kid stole my heart...mainly because he is almost a carbon copy of me at that age. We will still be getting a younger child as soon as one comes available but I could not let this poor guy go without a family another day. I am still grieving the loss of my pug, Mabel...but it gets a bit easier to deal with the loss with each week that passes. Mavis (our new bulldog) is growing like crazy. She started off at 11 lbs 6-7 weeks ago and is now weighing in at over 27 lbs. She has become a bit of a nightmare for our older dog and our cats but she is really becoming a member of the family.