Wow... thank you guys and gals! It really is like having a second family ! I appreciate your kind wishes.
Here is my Thank You to everyone for the cake, the beer, the balloons, the dancing girls, even the pole-dancing rabbit - anyone remember the song "Thank you Very Much for the Aintree Iron" by The Scaffold ? (no, I never quite understood it either) - but - imagine the words changed to -
Thank you very much for the birth-day wi-shes, thank you verymuch, ve-ry very much... and so on !
This is for you all ! (fluffed the double-stop ending...) LOL
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Belated by now, but many happy returns of the day!
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman