It was a sunny 57 degree day in Scottsdale North at the General Store. When the fab five began to arrive there was no one on the patio because of the slight chill in the air and on the thought that Tom Nielsen would be in attendance we decided to devour brunch inside. Tom was, again, a no show. We are beginning to worry about that man and will have to check on him. Ron Grove sat on the patio for 10 minutes and then decided to check inside, an guess what....he found us. Bill Harbecke found his way back to the valley of the sun from the midwest and joined us to catch up on life in the gun totting west. John Spellman, recently back from the Grand Caymans and Brent Keil rounded out the attendees along with yours truly. Being not very well informed, I asked John about the bitcoin. I have tried to read about that investment but keep getting deeper into confusion. The translations is "I don't get it". John indicated that he shared some of my lack of understanding. The value today is over $16,000 dollars and if you invest in it, you dont get cash when you "sell it" but you have value that you can apply to certain other things.......what? If you get it, share you understanding.....in a very simple form. John indicated that he had a wonderful time scuba diving in the Caymans and the water was spectacular...evidently there is a underwater cliff that goes over 20,000 feet down....he, on the other hand, scubas at 105 feet. Sounds great, but not for me. He will be leaving soon for Maui to his condo and then to work the PGA tournament in Kapalua. Bill has been back and forth to the midwest visiting family and taking his 14 year granddaughter to a Hawks game in Minnesota. This Christmas, Bill and his wife will be traveling to the Caribbean to enjoy a week for so. The kids will be visiting the other side of their family this season. Ron, the healing fisherman, along with Liz will be in the midwest for the holidays. Gracie, the new pups, will be visiting with friends here in Arizona. The Bays had the great pleasure to visit Gracie yesterday with the golden Baylor. Those little puppies really love to run with the big dawgs. Brent Keil, arrived a little tardy today, enough to worry us, but all is well. He is beginning a dietary program, at the request of his MD, He is very excited. Today, he ordered ice tea........................................................................................thats right.................nothing else. Christmas in the desert for the Keils, with his twin brother and family coming into town in January. His brother just got home from a trip to Germany and landed very much under the weather has was immediately shuttled to a hospital. Seems it might be a sepsis.....still being treated. Everyone has a great week end.