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Welcome back James. You know I wouldn't forget about you. I wondered where you went, as I hadn't seen much (apparently nothing) out of you. I actually wanted to contact everyone on my friends list over Christmas, but I got too busy with family coming and going. Oh well, welcome my friend. I actually did see you in another post, and I thought, there he is.