Well Dago that’s OK and not unexpected, nor do I see much wrong with people wanting to chat about the things that interest them.
But rudeness and lack of caring about facts or details is a mark of someone that wants to feel superior however, and that’s what I find to be amusing. We would not accept such behavior from 2nd graders, but many people feel so secure in their place behind a keyboard that basic 2nd grade courtesy is thrown away. It’s a matter of core values and character. What you do when there is no consequences for being immoral or unethical, or even just petite is a flag to show who you really are. By far most of the people here have NOT fallen into that category and for those that are in it, it’s fine to let them live there.
So as I said, I don’t mind being “left out” at all. I don’t even mind being insulted by those that think of themselves as “Cyber-Tough”.
I am enjoying this new past time more then any new activity I have done in the last 40 years of so, and those that want to cry that I don’t let them make all my beliefs and convictions ,as well as my schedules and do my money management are of no consequence to me or to anyone else, so only a fool gets upset at such people. He who angers you controls some part of you.
I am 100% willing to “let them be right”. With my blessings
But I think I may have found someone (2 of them actually) who are going to teach my wife and me. I will be very happy if that comes through. And I in turn am going to pay them for their services (what I can actually pay for at this time) and I am also going to teach them some of my skills, as well as take them out to the mountains to get some photos of big bears, moose, elk and bighorn sheep.
I believe I have started a few new friendships that will likely last for the rest of my life.
Just out of curiosity Pikabike----where do you live?
Flathead lake is doable, but it’s a long drive. I have friends in Kalispell and from my door to their home it’s a 10.5 hours in summertime. But that would be worth it to me if there were folks up there to teach myself and my wife. And it’s also a stunningly beautiful area. If we were to take 4 days and go it would be a fun trip. I’d probably take our dogs and arrange for someone to house and animal sit our place when we are gone. Goats, chickens, geese, cats and one pet mouse can’t be left for 4 days with no care.