Thank you both for the kind words. The reality is that I have much yet to learn and owe any and all of the current success to good folks like you two who have been kind enough to invest in my progress. I appreciate you both.
One thing I can say with two trap-outs under my belt is that neither one went even remotely the way I planned so it has taught me that you have to be both persistent and willing to adapt to whatever contingencies come your way.
Also, there is no doubt I have spent more in time, fuel and duct tape than either colony would be worth monetarily, so it is something I would recommend only if someone can derive intrinsic satisfaction in the process itself.
Thank you both again for your generosity. Have a great weekend.