8&8 Weekend over and it wasn't (of course) without its bumps...and mild frostbite. Alone with me and Dad, we left the wedding and a mile later had a flat. Pulled into the parking lot of a public park and proceeded to change the tire while the temperature continued to slide from -5 F to -8F (-21 C to -22). Two hours and lots of cursing and pain later -- and Dad offering to help then slipping and falling (he was already bending over, so he just sort of sank to the ground), it was change...and the spare was so low on air, I didn't know if I'd make it to the home and then home. I did, which was good. Tire's still low, but at least this AM it's above zero... Anyway, I got up this AM with plenty of time to PMO, and I want to start peeking, but I came here instead to let you know that I'm STILL here. Not a record yet, but after such a long time, I'm feeling comfortable with myself and my place in the world. I DID get shoutingly angry at Dad because he kept getting out of the car to "help", but that can't be helped. He drives me crazy more often than not. Mostly, I think because I see my own future in him and that's hard to come to grips with... Anyway, wife and I are going to get a AAA membership for ourselves this Christmas. That should help ONE problem! Later, my friends. Thanks for hanging with me. And hanging on to me.