Haha - I got my raise and it was a good one, retro all the way back to January 1st, 2007!! Woohoo - better than I expected. And I didn't even need to sell myself or make any pointed comments or haggle. Awesome. Thank you all for your support, once again. I really felt all your armor in there with me , and in the end, it wasn't even necessary...lol. I love that.