Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been busy as hell between work and visitors and projects around the house. We're about 90% done with the kitchen, just need to order some stainless appliances to match the microwave (stove, dishwasher and fridge) but we're waiting until we can save up some more money so we don't have to peg out the credit card. This weekend we're going to see Phish at Alpine Valley, so that should be fun. After that we actually have an entire weekend without any big plans so hopefully we can get the yard cleaned up and maybe do some landscaping since our backyard is a disaster. I have no idea how it was so nice when we moved in and now is so awful. Our planter's and rockbeds have been totally overrun with weeds. I've been busy with bike repairs and stuff too, although I'm gonna go postal on one of my parts suppliers if they don't get their back order BS straightened out soon. Big Bear is doing alright, although the other day he got the feast of a lifetime when we were gone, let me break it down for yalls. So Brenda (Sara's sister) and her boyfriend James were in town for the Dane Cook show at the Target center. They had a big ass bag of snacks that they left on the counter when we went to the show. When we got home, we saw carnage through the window. Upon further inspection, Bear had crushed an entire jumbo bag of terriyaki jerky, 3 cherry/cheese danishes, a couple packages of devil squares and tried to eat a whole can of wasabi almonds. He was very happy and actually looked like he was going to pop. He was also apparently very thirsty from the 10,000 grams of sodium he took in, because he water bowl was bone try and he was panting very hard. So I filled it up againg and he cashed it in one shot. Crazy ass dog. The next morning we forgot to put a pizza box away when we went to brunch, so he got a couple slices of pizza too.