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Only 2 weeks on Active Rain and Loving it !!!!!!

My wife and I have been a member for 2 weeks and love it !!!!

I have logged on and read and posted comments pretty much each morning and night when I have a moment.  I also have my blog up and running.  Have had our website people tweek the photo resolution (at first I used a bad picture so it was blurry) so is now looking better.  Please check it out and let me know if I am on the right track.

Have been in awe over the vast amount of resources, knowledge and information available.  Is amazing !

Also, am really enjoying spending time writing a few blogs.  It gives me time to relax and clear my head and somewhat enjoy my creative side.  My wife is an artist and has that right brain thing going for her where I am the numbers guy, the logical guy and so forth so this is a great outlet for me !  I am having fun. 

Thank you for accepting us into the wonderful Active Rain community.

Chris and Stephanie Somers

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Comment balloon 18 commentsThe Somers Team • July 13 2008 07:29AM
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