This is my first post and I wanted to include pictures of our faithful dog O'Malley and our Montana cabin---neither of which are part of our lives anymore. Age caught up with O'Malley and we put him down in August, but not without spreading some of his ashes around the old tipi site. After much deliberation, we sold the cabin in October, but held onto our Montana residency long enough to see Senator Conrad Burns kicked out of office. We are taking the funds and heading to France Tuesday in search of "un maison a amenager" or a house that will need some TLC. As the US dollar continues to dwindle in the face of the strengthening Euro, I fear that our prospect of a fixer-upper is daily becoming more of a ruin and we better act fast.