thanks for the welcomes.
Interestingly enough I ran across Shug's videos a bit ago, before I had even heard of this forum, and found them to be quite humorous and informative.
I'm looking forward to learning a lot, and excited for some warmer weather.
and again with the "Wow. Rarely have i ever felt at home in a forum as I do here", there doesn't seem to be a pretentiousness here that seems to boil up in other forums (non outdoors), but that just may be the topic at hand (people who like to hang around don't have time to quibble about reality TV and Starbucks), and I love that