I don't know how many people on the board knew or remembered that I headed to Iraq a year ago, but I just wanted you guys to know that in about a week or so I will be coming home. My National Guard unit has been replaced and we are in Kuwait getting everything ready to head back to the states. It is a great feeling and I can't believe everything I have been through this year, but I am returning in the same condition that I left. The days are slow right now, but soon I will be back to my "normal" life as a teacher. As a welcome home gift to myself I bought a new iMac G5. I have never seen the iMacs in person yet, but I decided it would be a nice computer. I got a 17" 1.8Ghz Superdrive model and had them put an Airport Extreme card and 512MB of RAM in it. Thanks to the great people at Computer Village in Rapid City, SD. I just emailed them and they took care of everything and when it was ready to go they sent my parents an email and they picked it up. My Powerbook has been great, although I did have to get the HD replaced when I was home this fall on R&R leave. Anyhow it will be nice to be back in the US and it will be nice to have my parents show up with a new iMac when they come to meet me.