Did you guys and gals know that we have one heck of a community? This is the best group of people that I have ever known in my life, hands down. You've been a part of my life for what seems like forever, many of you I have met personally, but I consider all of you as part of my extended family. My SHO family. I have struggled the last few years since the passing of my Mom, to try to get my life back on track again. I've had moments of motivation and made plans to do this or that, and for one reason or another I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it. Not looking for sympathy here, just stating how I've been feeling so you guys know some of what I've been dealing with. I've also had some issues here at home with my middle son and his now, ex-wife. She has bi-polar depression, combined with borderline personality disorder. As much as I believe in the vows of marriage, I'm glad to say that she and my son are now divorced. They had twin daughters, and with her "illness" they ended up living here at my home because she was not capable of dealing with the stress of dealing with twins. The problem is that she thought she could do anything she wanted, including tear up the house and belongings, scream and yell and basically treat everyone who lives here like crap, and then blame it on her "illness". It got old real quick. It's a really long story, but that is the basic info, and I'm GLAD to high heaven that she's gone from my house because I've got enough issues dealing with the attorneys, court hearings, doctor visits, etc. from my back injury at work. Yes, that's still going on too. Anyway, the point is that I have not been doing things on this website like I should have been doing....like I have in the past. Motivation, family issues, whatever. There is no excuse. I should have put all my junk to the side and done what needed to be done here....and I didn't. You guys/gals deserve so much more. More than what I'm currently able to give. I decided that it would be best for you all, and for me as well if I handed the reins off to someone else. I've had a number of offers over the last 5 years, some were more interested in the commercial potential aspects rather than developing the community, and I was not comfortable with that. We don't need someone with a million websites to take over, we need someone that cares about our community. I have found someone who will do this, and as much as it pains me to actually say, the forum now has a new owner. I trust that he will be good to you guys as I have always tried to be. It's not hard because I don't trust him, it's hard for me because this forum has been such a huge part of my life for over a decade. It's hard to let go, but I liken it to a child going off to college. As a parent, it's so very hard to let go, but you know that it is for the best that the child grow up and move on with their life. I will remain on staff, so to speak, to help with the transition. To help him administer, answer questions, for as long as he needs me to be here. And after he's all set, I'll still be here. There may be a period of time where the forum is down during the transfer of the domain name and the date from the forum, but do not fret. He will have things up and running as quickly as humanly possible. I would like to take a moment to say a heart-felt thank you to all of you for your many years of friendship and camaraderie, for all the laughs and tears that we have all shared together as a community. It is hard to let go of the reins, but it's time. You guys are the BEST!