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    My other car is a bike TruF's Avatar
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    Happy New Year!

    Hi all,

    I've not been a frequent visitor the last couple of months, but I wanted to wish you all a very happy new year! Here's to a calmer and less-interesting year ahead.

    All is well with us. Both still gainfully employed (me still as a consultant) and healthy and happy in spite of our 401-Ks turning into 101-Ks. Still enjoying our bikes. Counting our blessings.

    Warmest wishes,
    Trudie
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    Welcome back, and don't be a stranger.

    I'm with you on the hopes for a "calmer and less-interesting year" ahead!

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    Good to hear from you, Trudie. But count me out on the wish for a calmer and less-interesting year. What's the fun in that? After what 2008 threw at me, I'm hoping for all the fun and excitement I can find in all the years yet to come my way.
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    Happy new year back TruF. Hang in there, the 401 might start back..........unless you spent a weekend at Bernies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Happy new year back TruF. Hang in there, the 401 might start back..........unless you spent a weekend at Bernies.
    Bernies? Sounds like a good story here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    Bernies? Sounds like a good story here...

    More than a few good stories about Bernie....

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/bernard-madoff

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    Hey Tru, Happy New Year to you! I've missed you... it's very good to see you again. Glad to see all is well with you and you're getting 2009 off to a good start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    More than a few good stories about Bernie....

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/bernard-madoff
    Ahh! It sounded like the name of an expensive department store, which would at least have been a fun way to lose lots of cash!
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    And a Happy New Year back at you!

    Glad to hear that your job is working out.

    I'm hoping for a peaceful year, but it is off to a rough start ... more home and auto repairs hanging over me than I care to think about.
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    I am welcoming 2009 on the theory that it probably will be an improvement over 2008. I am not a whiner, and I am still about the luckiest S.O.B. I know, but the closing quarter of 2008 was pretty rough, between investment compression, a torn retina, and the abrupt shutdown of my employer of the last 6 1/2 years. The investments will recover, the retina repair seems to have been successful, and I am actually having fun contemplating the opportunity for a career shift.
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    Good to hear from you and to know that all's well. I wondered what you were up to, having not heard from you in a while.

    I'm looking forward to this new year as well, as I do most years. I'm just an unrepentant optimist.
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