Hi Erkki,

I no longer have access to Richard's Finnish dictionary, but I believe the appropriate thing to say is "Mita kulu?"  I have thought of you often over the past 4 1/2 years, and wondered how you were doing.  I greatly enjoyed working with you and the ABB group.  I hope our project worked well for ABB and has proven useful.  I just spoke with  Richard and he mentioned something about your web page, so I am taking the opportunity to update you on what I have been doing.

I worked for Adicon for one more year after the ABB project -- six months on a project for Johnson Controls (office automation - heating, coooling, lighting, security), and eight months for Allen Bradley (a competitor of ABB).  After that, I became an independant consultant, and have been working for Camtronics Medical Systems for the past 3 1/2 years.  The project that I have been working on is a digital image acquisition and post processing box designed for xray equipment.

My family is doing well, Barb my wife is going to school to become a nurse.  Brad (11) and Heidi (8) are doing well in school.  We recently built a new home, and I have been busy doing landscaping.  I am a Boy Scout leader for my son, and also a soccer coach for his team.  Yes, soccer (or football as the rest of the world calls it) has finally become a big sport in the United States.  All of our young children are playing it at an early age.  Maybe 10 or 15 years from now, this country will actually be competative at a world level in soccer.

Well, I wish you the best of luck in what ever you do, and I wish your family well also!

Sincerely,

Dan Spors