I just wanted to post a note to say that even though it’s been very difficult for me to participate on the forums lately (both VC and VSoH) I have been very encouraged by how supportive most of the folks have been.
I’ve been going through a demanding time in my personal life, mostly demands of a very demanding job, and my desire to make sure that job doesn’t blow up the wonderful relationship I have with my wife.
Still, my faith in human nature and my feeling about the Vanguard community in particular is restored. A bit of background;
Last year, I took a new job that took me away from home. I was traveling pretty much non-stop on business from May to December. This put a huge stress on the people that care about me, and on my health. If you haven’t traveled like that, it’s hard to explain how it takes it’s toll, but suffice to say that the term “bone-weary” came home to roost. By the time the holidays came around, I had successfully made it through the months of pent-up demand for my services, and was ready to spend some time at home for the holidays and with my family. During that time I had at home, I managed to get stomach flu, some other kind of flu, and then I had a bad allergy attack. Now I’m not one to complain about my health. I hate it when people do. I just wanted to let you know why I didn’t take that time to seize on my online duties. I guess when you pretty much go all year traveling without being sick, your body wants to cash that check. Especially at my age. Once I got back to work, I started training the new guy and traveling again. That brings me to now.
I want to apologize to anyone who has felt abandoned or cheated by my absence, and ask for those who have not already expressed their support to me to please stick with the site, and let’s keep up the great thing we have going.
And thanks again to all who have been so supportive. You have no idea how much it means to me.