After making it home from our trip to visit my parents in California for Christmas and the New Year we are now back in Albuquerque getting on with plans to replace our roof and getting things organized for our up coming trip to China.
Linda got a three month assignment in China to train the environmental staff at the Intel plant there. Should be an interesting trip, we will be right next door to North Korea, not really sure how I feel about that.
On another note, I got a call from my mom this afternoon and it seems as if the year is off to a rough start for the family. Here is a link to a Marin IJ article, you can see the west wall (or through it) of my parents house in the 4th and 5th pictures that are associated with the article. Thankfully they both got out and only one wall of the house was damaged, though with the bookshelf that was on that wall there were probably some items that will be difficult to replace if it is even possible.