Well, it’s now about one day until I depart for New Zealand. I’m mostly packed, the snowboard is waxed and ready to go. I’m feeling really good health wise (still at about 230 lbs., but I’m stronger now than I was when I snowboarded last). Right now the anticipation is about to kill me. The work day is going really slowly and thankfully I’ve gotten some stuff done. I can’t wait for tomorrow. Sure, the four hour layover at LAX is going to be sucky, but it’s all in getting there. Last night as I was waxing the snowboards I kept thinking “This is August, this is wrong somehow,” but it’s not. I’ve been working hard just to get to this vacation and it’s going to be a welcome time. I’m glad I’ve gotten in better shape. I didn’t hit myweight goal of 220 lbs., but I’m feeling okay about that. 230 and maintaining. I keep sliming down and that’s the good part. I’m not sure what my connectivity will be like, but I’ll be sure to post pictures and notes as I can. See you all in a couple of weeks.