reeting & Salutations one and all,

Firstly, Hopefully this letter finds you and yours in the best of health, wealth and spirits.

Not a whole lot has been going on in our lives at the moment. A couple of mates from Australia, now living in Dallas, dropped by for a couple of beers and a bit of a chin wag. It was great to see Jason and Jennifer, their two ankle-biters and the Jen's mum. The were on their way up the Oregon coast and dropped in. Jason and Fitzy had enjoyed a few sherbets while watching the deciding State Of Origin rugby match on video. Jason was remiss in not supplying any OP Bundy rum for the match.

Against all known reasoning, we are now the owners of a new 3/4 ton Dodge Ram four door ute running a turbo Cummins diesel. Even though it was a steal Fitzy will be eating humble pie and crow until the cows come home on this one. We needed something bigger than his original Ford F-150 for hauling all of the antique business gear around the countryside.

Speaking of the antique business, Ruth moved her antique business from one side of town to the other with immediate results. Her new location, in a store called Orchard Hill Antiques, is doing roughly four times the turonver of where it previously was. Ruth still has the store in Nampa doing good turnover as well. The moved has turned out to be a win/win situation for us.

We'd better let you go and do something useful, like we said, it's been a quite week.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Stay Happy