Hi Norm, I like the way you think. You're dead on. Susan, my wife, has enough interests, though, to keep her busy. For example when I dive, she brings a book and a beach chair and enjoys reading. It's great because it doesn't cost me anything more too . I think it's good we can enjoy our own hobbies. Susan has been, indirectly, involved with my hobby for as long as we've been together (about 20 yrs.) Her major concern is that I give these critters the best possible care and keep them from dying. As a result "Sunshine," my Tang has been with us for almost 10 years, but I digress. The point I want to get to is, which excites me, is that Susan is wanting to go to some of our club's events to meet folks who share the passion of reefing. This is, in part, because she wants to meet some folks that may become tank buddies for when we travel and such. I came close to dying, not from diving, but some freak illness that was supposed to kill me within 30 days if the treatment did not work. Needless to say 30 days have past and I am slowly responding to treatment. I should be able to be at full speed and diving by December 2009. YEA. Susan is overwhelmed by what I need to do to keep my tanks going. She doesn't have the experience, time, strength, and the list goes on. By coming to meeting she feels she can get closer with my counterparts with the idea that she can get help from one / some of our members if my condition returns (which is a possibility) I'll leave it at that for now, but want to reiterate " I like the way you think." Nice meeting you. See you out there. Happy reefing. Joel "Step away from the tank."