h8ter, you are an extremely wise man. The waiting gave me some time to really think about what I wanted and a whole lot of other things. Not sure what is going to happen and haven't really thought much about it....BUT.... it's clear we both want to reuinite for emailing if nothing else. He really is a nice man.... among his other good qualities and I'd be proud to call him a friend, again. AND... he did look me up again, although he denies it .... so I'm just going to let this play out how it's supposed to.