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I went back to work yesterday, after a total of 11 days off! That was tough! I love my job, but think I could get used to early retirement! I don't think that will happen anytime soon though, since we have three kids in college!

Corby is still trying different "fixes" for my car. At least it's still running. We know the problem is with the emissions, we're just not ready to replace the EGR valve for $200 unless we know for sure that's the problem. Our neighbor Tom hooked it up to his mechanic computer Tuesday night, and confirmed it's an emission problem. It just doesn't pinpoint whether it's the EGR valve. Corby is going to take it off, clean it and reseal it. Hopefully that will fix the problem. I don't want to invest a bunch more money into this car, especially since they won't be making Saturns anymore.

We are trying to decide where to go for dinner on Saturday night. We'll be celebrating my birthday, which is Monday. No big deal, it's just another (high!) number, but at least it beats the alternative. Corby wants me to pick the restaurant, and I'm having trouble coming up with someplace different. Oh well, I have two more days to decide!

It was confirmed today that Bon Jovi is coming to the new Intrust Bank Arena next March. I'm there unless ticket prices are ridiculous. I've never seen them, but would love to!

One more day in this long, but short, week. I know I'm only working 3 days, but it already seems like 5!

Happy weekend everyone!


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