Dear Uncle Larry and Aunt Bea,
It's been a hard weekend, which is the only excuse I have for not answering your email sooner. I'm sure the May 9 date will work out fine for the barbecue. I don't have anything planned for that week, or the week before. Or the week after, for that matter, although I do have a couple of interviews for excellent management positions in a number of very attractive companies, none of which have anything to do with cars, I'm happy to say. I've just about had enough of the automobile business, I can tell you that!