Thanks, Kevin, for the kind words. I suppose I had hoped magic would happen and it would work out. It is honestly probably a silver lining that this happened, because it removed any vestiges of that idea from my head. Given where things stand, it'll be less stressful overall.
You'll definitely be hearing from me more! I always tend to spend some time getting to know boards before jumping in and posting over much, just to get the tone of things. So far, I've really enjoyed what I've read here, and the conversations have bouyed my hopes that there are sane people out there
So, I am not going anywhere, just dipping my toes in slowly.