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    Default Merry Christmas!

    Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Krampus, Festivus, Solstice... Whatever your chosen mode of holiday festivity, including none at all, the staff of HKPro and VerticalScope wishes each of you the very best. May your holiday be peaceful and joyous.

    I will share a little story if you are so inclined to read on. It's been a rough year for my house. Family has passed, several surgeries and the normal drama of life. But there has also been some good stuff. I'm still in remission from cancer. That's actually a pretty big deal since I am now at the far right side of the bell curve of results from the clinical trial I was in. My oldest daughter became officially engaged to the man of her dreams, a man I will be proud to call son. And I got a desk set.

    It's not in great shape. It is worn, chipped and beaten. But it's home now. The desk was bought in the late 60's by my grandfather. He passed in the 70's and my uncle started using it. It made the journey from building to building over the years. My uncle retired and his son began using it. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. My cousin had moved on and the desk was just sitting unused in an empty office that used to belong to my father. The building had been sold and things were being cleared out. My uncle called me and asked me if I wanted the desk set. He had no way to retrieve it and it would be a shame if it just got junked.

    Well I'm not exactly fully functional. I am still in the "cannot lift anything after elbow surgery" mode. Wifey is not a help because she is less than two weeks post hip replacement (though she has already jettisoned the walker). But I was able to cajole some friends into some assistance. Furniture mats, four-wheeled dollies, awkward angles, selective cussing, pickup truck, ratchet straps... And I got a desk set.

    I am carefully figuring out how it's going to go into my office. What gets to stay, what goes, what moves... How it will all work. But it's here. It's home. Merry Christmas.

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    And Merry Christmas to you and yours, sir !
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    A Merry Christmas to you and yours as well, and to everybody on this forum. I hope you all got everything you never wanted Merry Christmas

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    Merry Christmas to the excellent staff and everyone at HK pro.

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    Have a very Merry Christmas.

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    Merry Christmas to everyone at the family.
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    Merry Christmas, SG, and to all members on HKPro.

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    Merry Christmas to you SG as well as all our forum members! So much to be grateful for on this very snowy New England Christmas Day.

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    thanks for sharing your story SG...merry christmas everyone!

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    Merry Christmas!

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