I checked the chronometer on my time machine today and determined that we are now back to about 2004. I then tried to increase the regression accelerometer so that we could get back to 1974 faster. It appears that the accelerometer is stuck and that I am unable to go backwards in time any faster than we are currently going. I have made some interpolations and my estimate is that at the current rate of regression, that we should arrive in 1974 in about six months.
The good news is that you and your ursine friend will be able to get all of your disco polyester leisure suits out of storage and get them pressed and ready for dancing the night away. I saw your new picture and you two do make a fashion statement. You also will have time to polish your disco ball and get out your Donna Summer and BeeGees albums.
I checked the monitor on my time machine this morning and it indicated that the turbulence we are seeing in the stock market recently is because we are approaching the remnants of the .com explosion as we orbit back through the time warp to 1974. We are now approaching the 2000 to 2003 market environment and there is a lot of static and debris that is causing the electro-magnetic fields to distort the normal gravitational pull. Keep your seat belt fastened as we travel on back through time. The next real tough spot will be when we approach the crash of 1987. Until then, it should be pretty smooth sailing.