Reading all the threads about how bad peak was actually makes me feel bad I missed it. The Friday after Thanksgiving, I was working in my woodshop and nearly cut my pinky finger off on the table saw. Went to the ER and they sewed it up until I had surgery 2 weeks later. Had the tendon and nerves repaired, and still have no feeling yet, and can't move it.. my co-workers say how lucky I was to miss peak, but they are also cashing in those huge checks, meanwhile I wait for my measly 277 dollars from disability. I wish now I had disability insurace, but I didnt ( leason learned). I realize the hours sucked for you guys this year, however, there is a certain amount of pride that goes into knowing you made someones Christmas. And that, is what I truly missed this year, not the money.