Originally Posted by piotrsko
I intend to power up the ranger and drive up and down the street showing the nay sayers what I've done.
Originally Posted by PhantomPholly
We're celebrating by moving into a new home. One person's tragedy is another persons dream come true - we are getting our dream home years earlier than hoped for.
If you aren't fortunate enough to be buying a new home, I recommend a little study to understand what life was like only 100 years ago. You will find much to be thankful for; unless you are off the civilized grid, you likely don't have to fear starvation and horrible diseases. Polio was still quite common, and 5% of humanity perished in a single year from the flu in 1918. WWs I & II killed off millions, too.
I'm not being sarcastic nor trying to be cynical. We truly have much to be thankful for - and I truly believe that FAR too many are thankless when they live better than the greatest kings of antiquity.
Congratulations on the move! It's true, we live in very comfortable times - so many technological advances in the last few years alone, I wonder what will come next year? Let's hope that the political and economic world settles down a bit next year, too.
Personally I'm not religeous, so christmas is simply a good excuse to see family and friends. This year will have the added bonus of a double-family visit; to my parents' then to my finacee's parents. It's good to spend time with the important people in one's life.
Project-wise, I will no doubt spend a few hours sat in front of my computer on Catia, dreaming up chassis and body designs, and lamenting my lack of garage or workshop.