My Uncle Joel past away Sunday, January 15, 2006. I’m leaving for his funeral in California tomorrow and won’t be back until Sunday. I’m not sure if this is the appropriate place to talk about him but I felt I should let you know where I will be for the next few days. Death is always sad but it helps to know that he is in a much better place and that I will be able to see him again some day. Joel is survived by his incredible wife and four awesome kids. His death came as a total suprise to everyone but I’m glad I got to see him as recently as I did. Due to family activites our schedules don’t always work together but we were fortunate enough to see Joel and his family just a month ago. Sorry for the relatively sad and off topic post and I hope you like the redesign. I’m going to try to make a few posts while I’m gone but I just don’t know how much I’ll get done.