Hi, this question has been bugging me for a while, and now I have a concrete example.

“Well.” He buttered his bread while the waitress laid down his Caesar salad and my BLT. “Two-thousand six is almost in the books, and my plan from here is about two years, say the end of 2008 would be a rough target.”

I need to start with 2006, but how should I do this? Seems strange to start a sentence with a number... any help on this one would be greatly appreciated.