A Family Newsletter Too Far

Still at home, but feeling a tad better than yesterday. What an unfun bug this one was. In any case, today’s post is going to be short. I just wanted to drop in and wish you all a happy new year. To give you a summary of our year here in Maine, I’m including a link to the family newsletter I wrote this year. It’s on a google page I just made–very basic stuff over there. Just click this link and go to the page, then click the pdf attachment. Hopefully it works. 🙂

It’s been a strange year, really. A lot of good things happened in our family personally, while at the same time a lot of awful things were happening in the world and the country. This whole recession thing is a big downer, but we’ve been able to escape unscathed thus far. (Knock on wood). I also got news that our home’s appraisal came in high enough today, so that means the refinance is a go, which will save us something like $1300 or more a year for the next 30 years of our lives. That’s a good feeling.

At this time, I’m just grateful to be (relatively) healthy, with a growing, happy family, a good job, nice house–I just feel all around blessed. And I’m gonna cut this cheesefest off now before I start writing a poem or something. Sorry.

Yesterday’s movie was A Bridge Too Far, an all-star recreation of Project Market Garden in WWII. I’d never seen a movie that portrayed the tactical, practical side of war better than this–showing how necessary so many things are, from supplies to radios to intelligence to you name it. Really enjoyed the movie, but it’s almost three hours long, so give yourself plenty of time to watch. And it’s available in Blu-ray, which is a big plus. Three and a half stars. Just a few things kept it from four stars: Gene Hackman’s awful Polish accent, some confusing cuts between troops–that sort of thing. Nitpicky, but there you have it. Still a great film.

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