Well, after 7 years of floundering around in a life that was not for me, I'm going back to what I know and do best. I've been given an opportunity that will not come around again and I'm taking it. I'm USMC to the bone and finally, after all this time, I'm getting back to my roots. I've been working at trimming down to fighting weight, literally, and I'm continuing to get into shape for active duty which is taking up my free time.
When I broached the subject with my wonderful wife a few weeks ago during a much needed vacation, she was very supportive of it. Of course, she's a Marine wife. Those who know, know. She's the best and I don't deserve her. (I scored way out of my league with her.)
All of this however causes a conflict for the other thing that I love doing, which is skinning. So skinning takes a backseat. Maybe one day I'll have time, but not now. You understand. This community has been great and I'm thankful for all the support over the years. I'll lurk around a bit before leaving but that's about it.
Thank you and take care.