i'm sorry to announce that the couch forum will begin a hiatus of indefinite length beginning january 1, 2010. i have a lot of things going on in my personal life right now, one of which involves taking care of my mother whose health has seriously deteriorated in recent months. hence i would rather take an official break here than watch the couch suffer for months from my neglect, as i have seen happen in other forums.
so, what this means is the couch will be closed to accepting any new members or posts after december 31. no winter newsletter either, sorry fellas. there have been a lot of great discussions here, and all the topics will still be available for viewing during the hiatus. i hope to eventually re-open the forum to active discussion, maybe in the spring. i will post a note to all the registered members if / when the forum re-opens.