Good year? Bad year? Interesting to say the least. As I look back on 2008 I would have to say for us personally it was a good year overall. We had many positive milestones, and goals reached, and managed to put some bad things behind us.
I have mixed feelings for the coming year. I am fairly certain my oldest will get deployed again under "Stop Loss". He is due to get out after his 4 years active duty in the Fall of 2009. Now it seems unlikely that he will get out until late 2010. That is my biggest fear for 2009, and the reality is that it is unlikely to change.
The photo was taken on a photo meet up with Russ Devan and Betsy Barron back in Sept. along the Delaware Canal. It is one of the huge wooden lock doors that controlled the level of the water in the canal when it was used for barges. The Canal bed was empty while repairs were being made to the canal tow path after several years of severe floods basically destroyed it. A local resident told us that the repairs were almost complete and that section of the tow path was to re-open soon.
Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.