After a year in which some health problems interfered with life we have returned to the blogging sphere. Might as well, the main website at sunset-park.com was down for two weeks after disaster struck while moving it to a new server. In any case, we now know we are mortal and like a car the body needs occasional tuneups and visits to the mechanic. It can be distressing. But, what a year it has been. Our economy is in the toilet, we have a new president and our houses are worth less yet the city insists that real estate values went up so they can charge you more taxes. Has anyone one gotten their house valuations from the city? Do these people live on an alternate universe? There is less money to go around, and yet they insist we ought to send THEM more money.