Today I got up to read "dobs', need new focus" and agree. I think introducing ourselves would help all of us to understand each other a little better. In doing so it might reduce the amount of strife on/in this forum. So I'll go first: I'm Jim and wife is Maria. We currently live in Alaska USA. I was born in Michigan USA and moved to AK in 1975. I married Maria in the SU Church in 1987. I am almost 61 (next month) and Maria is 50. We do not drink or smoke. We are planning our retirement in Dumaguete. But due to personal reasons we might not be able to make the move for another 2 years but we are both praying sooner than that. My handel here on DI is grandpainak which means, "GrandPa in AK" (Alaska). If you would like to know more about me just ask, my life is an open book.