To my Pootie, Monty, Gryhnd, and WidowMaker,
Thank you all very much for the birthday wishes. I don't think of it as another year older but as another year closer to retirement.
I spent more than an hour on Skype with Kayla this morning, and that is always a treat for me. Tonight I am having dinner with my brother and his family because it's his birthday today as well. No, we are not twins; he is three years younger than I am. I bought him a chocolate cake which he had better share with me, but we will skip the candles because we don't want the fire department showing up.