Looking at my original post, with about four microtrims in between, I did reach my goal of 31" by May 2009. It is now about 1"-2" away from being hip straight. I think my longer layers stalled a bit but the other layers kept on growing so they are closer in length now. As I thought in my second posting, I have to change my original goal to even 37" before it bounces up to waist length so it may be another year in May 2010 before I can start maintaining my hair length. I am starting to feel like a long hair now. It's amazing to pull my hair straight and it reaches almost to my hip!