Last week I brought the flu home from my boss. It came on fast and most of it went away after three or four days. We all still have some sort of cough even after two weeks. Suzanne and DJ are taking medicine and making a slow recovery. I started my two week long holiday today. George and Connie are going back to Canada to visit family and go to one of their daughters' wedding. Tony is visiting his Chinese girlfriends country home. Sarah is just hanging out with her Chinese boyfriend. All the TA's are traveling to visit their families. Mei is taking us out to dinner tomorrow night and then she is leaving to visit her mother. Thursday is the first day of the new year according to the Chinese calendar. This time of year is much like our Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year all in one. There are 700 million Chinese traveling to be with family. Later today I will go buy some fireworks for tonight but we are just staying home for the holiday.