I wanted to say that I apologize for not being able to make if to these initial meetings. I was not expecting such a large turnout here on the internet right off the bat and I was anticipating a much slower climb to get to the place where we are right now with nearly 100 members.
I think that it is an unfortunate situation that has arisen, but that is how it worked out. I would like to say that I would like to approach this venture similarly to how we have been doing it here on the forum, that being cooperatively and I think that together we are not going to be worse off for having casual meetings. As I see it, this is what would be happening at the shop that we create in the future.
So I would be too concerned about my absence right now. I also want to say that I am not going to be some sort of superman that will come in and make everything happen once I get back, but I think you all understand that. I am coming from the same place most of you are, I was just lucky to attract all of you at the right time.
I will tell you that I am dedicated to seeing something happen and I am willing to put in my effort to make that happen. I am also very excited to get to meet the whole group when I come back, and I think I will have some pertinent information to share.