I am still alive! I plan on starting up a new blog this week and switching to Wordpress. I have heard some good things about it and hope to be able to post my pictures which at this point have really piled up. I may have to do 10 posts to be able to show them all. I miss blogging and I think this is the only way I can fix the problem. i may be switching my name as well but I will inform everyone either here on this blog when I get set up or by email so you all can move over to the new one. thank you for your patience.