Had a great time at the Bonds’. Deepest thanks to one and all. Their hospitality is without peer–gathering friends, building the bonfire, setting up entertainment, providing a spread for both nighttime snacks and breakfast. Thank you.

The much-anticipated reunion with Andy and Laura was the highlight of course. After three years I was nervous, but that dissolved in a second or two, and we were just as always. They seemed happy, and it was great to hear some of the Africa stories first-hand. And great to have Isabel finally meet them, and vice versa. I am hopeful that we will get to see them out in D.C. before too long of a delay.

Saw Evan and Heather too. (Andy was imploring Evan to visit the blogosphere; are you out there?) Gus was looking good, and Heather is expecting another before too long. In the morning Rob Spencer came over; we hadn’t seen him in nearly a decade, and he and his wife seemed well. They’re teachers out in Colorado. And talked to Cindy, who is going to Italy with Sergio for a year. Congrats! I will be eager to hear more about it.

The Bond family, also great. Will and Maggie are always stars of the show. Will was doing his Star Wars reenactments for us all, quite impressively. Steve wasn’t quite as cute, but fun to hang out with nonetheless. Dave and Kathy were showing us the DVD they created for their church as an example of what we could create for the business.

Thanks again to all. Great to renew friendships. Being a good friend is my new year’s resolution. Thanks for all your interest on the business, and hope we didn’t talk it to death.

So what are everyone’s resolutions for 2008? Or are resolutions for losers?

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