I was writting this to post into my introduction thread but it disappeared. So I hope it is ok to post this here.
I don't know how to get a bunch of quotes into one post plus now I can't find the thread so I am just going to address this to the group. After a reference was made to me in a pm about my thread I thought I should take a quick glance.
I really don't know what to say, in a way I feel like I am supposed to validate myself here. This is one of the main reasons that we don't like to discuss these things with outsiders. I am not going to discuss my personal life that is in question because to be frank it is none of your concern. I don't own a computer or digital camera because like I said we are a simple family, but I am starting to appreciate technology more now a days. The most advanced thing in our house is probably my tank or my phone.
Part of me is sympathetic to the responses expressed here because I witnessed first hand how my friends changed when all of this happened. But the other part of me finds this very discouraging. I don't expect anyone here to understand unless you have been here.
Isaac, I think you might have me confused with somebody else. I did not buy any corals today. I have been busy preparing for some personal matters and have not visited any stores. I have heard some good things about you though and hope to visit your shop one day.
Eric, I am sorry if you feel decieved, but I hope you understand my situation and why I don't talk about it. If you want I can come by tomorrow morning and reimburs you for your loss. I did not take any insult from your comment, I do understand why you would feel like that. We were grateful for the opportunity to meet you and for the corals that we received.
I appreciate the invites I have received for the meeting but I cannot attend due to previous engagements. I feel I should say I do not feel very welcome here so to be quite honest I am not sure this is the type of environment I wish to be around. I have noticed that there are far fewer members here than on some of the other sites I have been referred to and I can only assume that it is for reasons such as this.
I am sorry if I have caused any termoil within this club, I might stick around to see if this is the normal attitude here, but at this time I just don't feel this is the place for me.
God bless all of you.