really on my way. in tuscon right now. will bolt to cali today and get as far as i can and see a couple friends along the way. and get back as soon as i can so i can start kiting checks. just so happens that there was a huge downpour last night and the skylight above my bed was opena nd it all got soaked. i can't beleive the first night in the states and its all happening again. i even had to turn onthe furnace! there is only supposed to be 6 days of rain a year here. i will fill in the details later. gotta run.