Jim and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this year, 2012. Many years ago, in a conversation about our future, we agreed we wanted to live outside of the US, where we needed to speak the language, before we got too old. The “before we are too old” part is NOW. So, we have decided to lease out our California home and move to Istanbul with our dog and cat for two years. My hope is that we are in Istanbul to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2012.