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I finished my fourth year on May 4th and I'm still loving it. I live in Manhattan, Kansas with my husband. We both grew up here, moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1973, and moved back in 2001 after 28 years. Our son (who was born and raised up in MN) now lives in Olathe, KS in the Kansas City area.

4/11/2016 Time to update some of what I have in this profile. The Sony Cyber-shot W120 I was using died last October. After a couple of months of resigning myself to using my iPod, I got a new camera shortly before Christmas. Still don't have a fancy DSLR with changeable lenses etc. But the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a definite step up from the Cybershot. What attracted me to it was, first, of course, I could afford it, and it's still relatively small enough to carry in my purse -- but beyond that, in addition to Automatic mode, and scenes, and Program auto, It has Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual. So I'm learning how to get the proper exposure by adjusting shutter and f-stop and ISO myself. I can't focus manually, but someday maybe... Oh, yeah, my iPod also died recently so I've bought a newer generation (can't manage my life without one) and the camera on that is an improvement over the old one.

I have been incredibly inspired by this 365 community. I'm a "picture junkie" and love looking at the amazing variety of images being produced here. It definitely feeds my addiction (sometimes to the detriment of other things I should be doing!) I'm enjoying taking part in various challenges and trying things I've never done before. The friendships being made here, the give and take, are part of what makes 365 so special. I love getting comments others have taken the time to leave for me. I look for them and read them eagerly. So when I get behind in commenting in turn on your pictures, it is not for lack of appreciation. I'm trying to do that rather than just replying "Thank you."

Constructive criticism is always welcome!