Took a little time off from work, posting, thinking and everything else I could over the past little while. Took a trip back to HSV for Thanksgiving. Actually got to take a few days this time since i need to use up a little vacation before the end of the year to keep from loosing it. Mom, of course, put me to work a little, but nothing too bad. We had 16 or so various extended family down for the big dinner. In addition we had two soldiers from Redstone with us. Mom had seen an "adopt-a-soldier" thing and the newspaper and being her, signed up. It was a little weird but nice to host a couple Army guys who couldn't be home with their family. Anyway, I'm really glad to be back at my place. My hermit like tendency kicks in after a few days of being out of my own place.