Now I'm not looking for sympathy or the like, I just want to take a moment to explain something. Some may wonder at my scarcity (and see that as a good thing lol) so I will explain a little, in case someone may feel that I have dropped out or lost interest or neglected them. A large part of the mods job is to watch for trouble, maybe reading every post, usually, welcome new friends, console those with not so good news, congratulate those with good and serve as a source for further info for those asking for it. In other words, be a daily presence and helpful person to all. You may be a new friend and noticed I didn't welcome you, or an old friend who I didn't congratulate their good news, or just haven't joined in the banter, like I used to.
The reason for that is I am now having to spend much more time caring for my Dad, who is Stage 4 Lung Cancer, and has maybe 3 months left, and my blind, diabetic and renal failing Mother. My brother, sister and I are sharing time and responsibilities, but anyone who has been there can tell you that you can never have enough help or time for yourself. I try to keep up with the Forum, what time I have at home, and on my phone when caring for them. Coming here is a needed change of pace, even if I don't spend a lot of time now replying to you folks. So if I miss a congrats, or a welcome, or don't respond to questions or such, it isn't that I've lost interest, or don't care about
you or anything, it's I am conserving what time I do have. I don't want anyone to feel that I have slighted them, if they have read in the past when I welcomed almost everyone here, or shared in the joys of zero's or shared in the let downs of other not so good news.
Now, you spammers and troublemakers, don't take this admission as an opportunity, as I will still be watching for that, along with doting daughter and TonyC, so there's still sheriffs in town.