Before I go any further, we really need to say thank you to H’s and my families and friends for all their support and love during this process. Everyone who took the time to see us before we left: Paul and Cindy, Hope, Bill and Debbie, the Quiet Dan Ski Club, Heidi and Rob, Phaedra, Steve and Shari, Greg and Jennifer, Betsy and Erik, Tom and Erin, Tony and Hillary, Heidi and Bud, Jessica and Bill. Sue, Julie and my dear former co-workers, Betsey, Paula, Kevin, Martha, Ann and Laurie. H’s tremendously generous, supportive and too numerous to mention current co-workers. And, with great love, each of our parents, our brothers, our sisters-in-law and our nieces and nephew, our aunts and uncles and cousins.
Thank you for making sure we ate in those last frenetic days, for the supportive words and umpteen supportive beers, for the road trip care packages that enabled us to only have to spend money on one meal a day during our trek out here, for the multitude of phone calls and emails to let us know that we are still connected to all of you, regardless of distance. We’re very grateful that all of you have supported us in this dream we seem to have realized, at long last.