Hi to Newt, Scott, Webmaster, and all my "old" friends. Just a quick note to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Also to update: on 21 Dec 05 I'll be heading to the hospital for spine surgery (neck). You may recall I signed off a few months ago because of pain radiating down my arms, well, even after PT, the pain is returning, so am getting "fixed" for Christmas. I miss this place and have accumulated some questions, but it still hurts to type much, so I'm saving them for post-op, when, hopefully, I'll feel much better. There is a risk to vocal cords and swallowing mechanism as they go in through the front these days, so e-mail may become my primary means of communication. If all goes well I'll be out in 2 days and recuperate at home.
Glad to see the site is still humming along. Happy Gardening to those on the other side of the equator, and for those of us up here, we'll be curling up with the pounds of catalogues that are pouring in. Miss you all, miss the chats, banter and good advice.