Thank you for all your good wishes. One of the good things about “social media” is the warmth of sentiments expressed in the comments. I am also pleased to report that the attitude of my employers has been constructive, which has made the whole process a lot easier. It’s also heartening to hear from others who have been this way. I’m starting to think about trips I might do this year. I may even apply for next year’s TGO Challenge when the forms come out in October.