I'm gonna go back now and answer folks individually...but I just wanted to thank everybody first. I am touched and honored to have such support, and from such a fine bunch of people. :D
For now, then, I'll stick with the public-posts-only rule. In addition to the kind encouragement here, a friend chewed me out for threatening to cut off the lurkers she apparently sends this way.
Good enough for me!
You guys totally rawk. Thank you again so much. :D
93 93/93 -- AJ