Dropping in to say hey! All is well with me and our family. Wilson finished kindergarten and is excited about starting first grade. I finished the most difficult year of public education in history, year 17 in total. I continue to shave and do my own foci, but I lost interest in taking daily photos and honestly was spending too much time on the computer and not enough with my family, so I've taken a break. At the same time, I value the friendships here and don't want to lose total contact. Glad to see the focus thread is alive and well! I'm continuing to tackle my soap collection. I finished off a tub of Stirling Blu earlier this Spring and am now working solely on a tub of Stirling Boat Drinks. I finished off the Mitchell's Wool Fat and ordered another. I did buy a VDH Luxury soap that I saw in the grocery store, but otherwise have not bought any soap in a long time. I continue to rotate through razors and brushes, all the same ones you've seen over the years. In any event, I wish all of you a happy and productive holiday weekend!