I have't been in touch with anyone in person or on the web for some time now. I have been extremely busy with work, holidays, family, etc. I gather from recent postings that Christmas treated everyone well. As for me and my fam, we just got back from a 3000 mile tour of the midwest. We typically make the trek twice a year as we have a lot of family out there. It was a good and much needed break. I got to fill 2 deer tags in South Dakota and shorten the migration for a few ducks in Nebraska. It was a lot of fun. We had reasonable weather, and no traveling problems, other than my son puking on himself and me 2 hours into a 16 hour drive. I am interested greatly in the talk of the sucker run. I have never done this, but it sounds like great fun, and better yet, inexpensive bait. I will hopefully be checking the chats a little more regularly now, so hope to hear from you all. Oh, by the way Sal, I too got a new coffee maker for Christmas.