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just can''''t help it.
Yes, I am still here. I''m sorry for my delinquency, as I have been quite busy. While still working my full-time job, parenting, and refitting the boat, my wife and I have returned to college to reeducate ourselves, so when we reach our final destination, we''ll have a head start on the local job market.
I want to thank all of you for the positive encouragement. Put your minds at ease and know that we will sail when we are ready and on our own terms. One thing my parents do know is when I set my mind to do something it is as good as written in stone.
That said, my question here is geared more toward maintaining a certain level of respect and tranquility amongst the family ranks. Returning home from a long journey only to find the welcome mat isn''t at the door for us would be unpleasant. Not that that would really happen, but why pour salt in an open wound? As all of you have pointed out, we are reasonable people and our parents have done their parts in providing us with the tools to make reasonable decisions. It is nice to know, through their concerns, that they care. Hence my desire to ease their burden.
In the end, this adventure may allow us to all grow as an extended family. They can vicariously adventure with us and share in our experiences. It may just be family history in the making. It certainly would be more than our current daily drone in the workplace, which makes telephone conversatons incredibly brief and boring (So...what''s the weather like?). It will definitely make interesting conversation at the next family reunion.
Thanks again for all your positive thoughts. Even thought I don''t personally know any of you, it is heart-warming to know there are friends out there who will offer advice, opinions, and encouragement when needed.