Thank you all for the warm greetings. I've already read a few things here that have reassured me that I'm the company of people who see quite a wide variety of subjects in much the same way I do. That in itself is going to be a big thing for me. Sometimes the biggest problems I've had with keeping the lines of communication open are found in explaining the reason for my views, before I even get a chance to address them. That's a stumbling block I feel I may not run into very often, if at all, here. And. one I might have to get used to.
And, since I couldn't be around to wish one in time for the event, Happy Belated New Years, but hopefully a very happy one nonetheless.