2009 was even worse than 2008 as far as me keeping the site current. Fortunately we also write an annual newsletter. Please read that to get more detail.
Andrew did his annual visit to Florida with Eileen's family. It's so quiet around here it's eerie.
Andrew traveled to Germany on a school student exchange trip. We had been planning and incrementally funding the trip for almost a year prior. He had a great time and made a new friend who will visit us in late September.
Big news in Connersville, Indiana... Carbon Motors, a company that builds high-tech police cars, selected the old Visteon plant in Connersville as its newest manufacturing site. This will bring some 1300-1500 jobs to the area and likely spawn other new employment opportunities in Fayette County. Just what the area needed. Check it out at http://carbonmotors.com.
David applied for a summer internship at Orbital. He had interned there three times prior.
Eileen traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, to oversee the NCA Candy Workshop.
After a year of effort, Bruce's 35-year high school class reunion was held at the end of June at the Willowbrook Country Club in Connersville, Indiana. The event was extremely successful, though there were definitely problems with both the venue and the DJ. I won't get into it here, but of course Bruce created a website to help organize the reunion. The website will remain in place to organize future reunions and to provide a way to keep classmate contact information current between reunions.
Eileen learns that NCA will need help executing the June Candy Workshop in Madison, Wisconsin.
David came home for spring break. Doing much better at school, David took the opportunity to go interview with prospective hiring managers at Orbital.
After purchasing a new 2009 Toyota Prius for Eileen to allow her to commute to her employer's (NCA) new location in Georgetown using the HOV lane, NCA laid her off in mid-January after 10 years of dedicated service. With some resentment, Eileen immediately switched into job-hunting mode and filed for unemployment. So now we have one less income and one more loan payment.