Hey, Georgie .... I was in the Soo for a reunion in 2005, before retired from State Dept. Now back in E. Africa doing a stint as a regional security advisor to an unnamed country. Had an exchange going with 'wuzfuz' too, and likewise much delayed in responding to him. A lot depend on the s... that is going down........ more s... + less time or inclination to 'chat'. Only regret in this job is my personal Beretta 84 FS could not come with me. Can't use big caliber stuff anymore or puts my wrists out of commission and the pain level out the top for weeks. Such is life ... beats the alternative, of course.