wading into the surging surf is always a challenge (especially in the frigid new england sea) but once past the tide & lifted off ones toes by the thrilling buoyancy of the salty brine... its such a joy to splash and swim and float about ! aha i am here! splashing !. i look forward to becoming part of your community and thank you all for your help getting my thru the gates ... hmmm... i wonder if the pearly ones will be this difficult to enter?
i wrote the above thank you note and when i hit 'submit reply', my lamp went out ! signalling my city's power outage !! yes yes, new england icy snowy time right now, and my Elm City was struck and we were a gentle quiet quaint white wonderland for hours and hours... and yes.. it occurred JUST after i added my sort of smiley face... does this mean the powers-that-be don't want me on da Bums? TUFF !!! You guys do! and you've helped me climb on-board, sooo..... LET THE GAMES BEGIN !!!!!!!!!