Hello folks.. Been away for a while. Glad to get the puter up and going. short note to fill you in on whats has been going on in my world. I retired 01/31/09, close to 34 years of fed. service, wow! I should have done that 5 years ago. I have also bought a new home. And completed the move 2 weeks ago. What a work out. still have a million things to do. I have my shop built,but have to still put her together. But,I have the rest of the house almost done. Having some mods done to the patio area so I can get all my grills and smokers set up. also making a garden area to grow peppers and other veggies. It will be a while before I get back into smoking, But when I do, I will be back trying to learn all that I can. I hope Bubba will give up his secert boiled smoked ribs recipe, And maybe I can find out where to buy elk meat at.lol. Oh, I have a wonderfull Chocolate Lab. Wonder who might have a couple black labs. that might bring them down to meet Guinip and have a martini and some good conversation? Hope all has been well with everyone.