Thanks AC, thanks to this site I...
1) finally had my boots fixed thanks to DChans bootfitter...and lets just say its about bloody time !!!
2) met a bunch of awsome people from all over the US that I can easily stay in touch with.
3)met Skiminker and made a wonderful new friend to hang out and ski with
4) had some absolutely epic days skiing with fello Bears
5) learnt more about my skiing, and believe me I have lots to learn, than I've done in years and years and years...
6) learnt about squirrels
and of course,
7) wasted hours and hours of otherwise productive work time
THANKS...cheque is in the post.