As far as hiding money, other than a mattress, it might be wise to invest overseas. But then, I am an optimist, and I still believe that this is the best country in the world if the politicians don't screw it up.
I'm so glad we'll see you at Rockin on Sat.! Look for red/white&blue helium balloons I'll have tied onto my chair. There will be several of us there on Sat. who all want to go to DC, so let's remember to discuss it together. Last year Cheryl and I took the bus with the Rockford group. We met a lot of really great people, but the bus ride was very long and uncomfortable. I don't think either Cheryl or me are up for another bus trip.
Thanks for the kind offer. I had spoken with Carol D. last night and she was unsure of being able to go, but that has cleared up so I will go with her (I believe you were included in her email this morning?). If you also want to carpool, would you be interested in driving to my house (NE Wheaton near President & Geneva STs), leave your car at my house and car pool with Carol from there?