Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Ours was good as good can be. My stomach virus has turned into a hacking chest cold. Sounds much worse then it actually is. Visited with friends and family. Niel and I were invited to a post holiday party at our friends Craig and Isabel's new place. We got the invite a few weeks ago and it was nice to get out of the house. Finding the new place was fine just a lot of little roads. Getting back was easier because Niel got a different set of directions from Craig to get on a highway. As usual Craig and Isabel were great hosts and served yummy food. They're new place is really nice. They're other friends had traveled from Albany, Massachusetts, D.C., and Southern Connecticut to see them. Which I thought was nice and that they stayed in touch even after college. Before heading over to Craig and Isabel's, Niel and I went to the new mall and took a look at the mini skating rink they had set up. Despite the drizzle there were some kids having fun skating. Niel thinks once all the stores open they will have better luck. The mall is still new and is struggling a bit. But they always seem to manage to come up with ways to try to get visitors. They're Amish market finally opened and it is amazing. Prices in comparison are reasonable. They had such variety in everything but especially flour, pasta, cheese, olive oil. Great for wine and cheese or olive oil tastings. We even found some squid pasta. Heh heh. Sunday we visited with my parents and caught up with them. It was a nice visit. A funny story about what happened on one of our errands. We went to the bank. This particular chain has a drive through. I think most banks have this option though. But you do need a car to use the drive through, right? Well there was this man with his dog just standing there waiting to be served. The teller yelled at him for being on the drive through line on foot. He held up his little dog to show her why he was outside. She said that they allowed dogs and to go inside. People have lost their minds.