Another year come and gone.


All is well out in Redlands. I still like the 9-5 and things are going really well at the bike shop. I feel really fortunate to have been able to spend some time and make some beer of varying quality with my new roommate (and oldest friend) Jon. I'm also very happy to report that Tony's open heart surgery seems to have gone off without a hitch.

I find myself taking my pup over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner on Friday nights a lot more often than I 'hit the town'. Honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way and it doesn't surprise me either. I'll tell you one thing though. I never really expected to get so attached to a damn dog as I have to that sweet sweet girl.

I love Christmas letters, but they are cheesy as hell. I guess all I'm going for in this one is to simply raise my hand and say, "I'm still here and doing fine". There's no need to recount line items and paint them with a saccharin brush. Hopefully you were there for some of it yourself. If not, lets fix that next year.

-john

here is a picture of Prince



and here are some pictures from this year



















i sincerely hope this letter finds you happy and healthy