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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I'm Back

It was touch and go there for awhile. I didn't think we'd ever get everything moved. After nearly 17 years of living in the same house, we picked up everything we could and transported humans, cats, frogs, and multitudes of stuff and landed safely in our new digs - in a new county, a new school district, a new zip code, new phone numbers, and one hell of a lot of junk mail that seems to follow us no matter where we go. How do they find us even *before* we filed a change of address? In any case, after of week of being offline I have some of the computers running and connected to the net. My hope is that regular reporting of PERS-related happenings will resume by next week when the dust settles - literally. There isn't a whole lot going on right now. Current members and inactives have started to receive their 2005 account statements. There are many reports that the statements contain "no surprises", and the occasional "WTF is going on with my account". In short, it looks like PERS may have finally ironed out many of its IT problems. The legal front continues to baffle and confuse. By next week I hope to have a summary of the status of the major cases - Arken et al, Robinson et al, and Robertson. If you hear any good gossip or rumors, my email address remains the same.

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