dachmeister, I saw your msg over on the SONS board. I've been posting any VLNC info I find over on the ValenceComplaint2012 board - my link for this board wasn't working. I'll try to figure out a way to link anyone interested in those discussions. Much harder since Yahoo put a crimp in links.
Wife's surgery went well, and follow-ups are very encouraging - no cancer. I took an early retirement, and we're enjoying not having 2b in the daily grind.
Yahoo evidently censors my posting name, it comes out as #$%$. I noticed dach used Spook2b - capital S and that seemed to work - crazy!
Spook2b, I am very happy to hear the good news about your wife. : ))) You want miss the grind, for sure, my friend, and, of course, it's a smart move to be with her. With your nimble mind, I have no doubt you will be always busy doing something interesting. Again, I am very grateful for the wisdom from your past posting on this board. Unfortunately, I did not pass the litmus test and get accepted to the ValenceComplaint2012 board for whatever reason. I submitted the required criteria twice!! Well, I suppose the gatekeeper over there has suspcions about me. I would be certainly be interested in those discussions, so if it is not too much trouble please pipe me the links at "bgdnad" using my Yahoo email.
Good news on the mate. Key to rewarding retirement, in my opinion from experience and observation, is to keep your creative juices running and get up every day with a "to do" list. I call it: returning to my pre-kindergarten state -- no work, no school, but plenty of things to explore and opportunities to help others.
I'll check out the complaint board. You take care and continued good luck.