In North America this is the first day of a New Year. Let's all write into this diary our thoughts, wishes, what went right or wrong in our day, etc. I will begin ..... Today is the first day of a new year and I have made no resolutions which I would only end up breaking. However, I do wish for world peace, good health, happiness and trouble free computing for everyone at Wilders. My day began as most uneventful. We took down our Xmas tree and decorations and the place looks so bare. Had a party last night, live entertainment too - it was a blast!! Would you believe that after all the rich festive food, we can actually think of devouring a dinner of leftovers tonight. Oh, my poor tummy - the abuse it takes!! Prayers sent by many Wilders folks here for my son's recovery from failing kidneys have given me some hope. He is currently receiving dialysis and doctors hope to be able to save one kidney if it is at all possible - only time will tell. Sent him a huge parcel for Xmas with his favorite Almond Roca candy; a silly stuffed Canadian Moose [he placed it on top of his computer]; Starbucks coffee, some men's apparel & a bunch more stuff - word back from him was a simple "awesome"!! We missed not having him home for Xmas or to be with him abroad. Friends have taken him under their wings for which we are grateful. Weather today is cloudy and not too chilly - it's winter of course!! Skiing and snowboarding is not as good as many snow fans had hoped but new snow is in the forecast. An Aussie cousin from Brisbane, here for a year, moved on to Banff in hopes of better snow. Hope he enjoys our nice cold weather - last I heard it was 96 degrees hot in Brissy. Couple that with humidity - yikes!!