Betsy has been very quiet for some days here, and it's because I was in Hawaii. I went as a member of the board of directors for LLMC. It was the first time I've ever been to Hawaii, and it was a wonderful break in a winter that had suddenly turned cold, gray and icy. The image here is a photo posted by Hawaii Community College at http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/photos/hawaii/. It's a good picture of the beach at Ala Moana beach park, where I was able to get to a beach several times in a hard-working trip. The directors toured the facility at LLMC, which was an awe-inspiring experience. The quality of materials produced by LLMC, and the brilliance of Jerry Dupont led me to expect a more modern facility. The employees of LLMC, from Jerry down to the most-recent hires should all be congratulated on the consistent high quality of their product, especially in light of the very difficult in which they are working. The board authorized renovation if the University of Hawaii will grant a 20 year lease to LLMC. But in the meantime, the excellent scanning operation is being carried on in a shabby pre-WWII nurses' dorm in the small town of Kaneohe. What a great team!