In case you wonder why it takes me so long to answer your message: I'm signing off for a week and a half while Kelly visits. Parties, shopping, museums, bowling, movies, lots of restaurants, and a few days at Disney World lie ahead. Have a wonderful holiday week.


Five Replies to Happy Holidays

Russ Wilhelm | December 23, 2007
A vacation? You've deserve one. Enjoy yourself, and we'll see you when you get back.

Lori Lancaster | December 23, 2007
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Allison Bair | December 24, 2007
Sounds like fun! Have a great holiday.

Jackie Mason | December 25, 2007
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Scott Hardie | December 28, 2007
Thanks! We're back in Sarasota now, sore in feet but high in spirits, looking forward to enjoying the rest of the holiday weekend.


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