Thanks Penny and Nadine. Penny, my wife works for a College and, like you, is not faculty but may only take winter cruises when the College is on break and that has meant spending more than off times. I have been semi retired for 7 years, working part time and having lots of wiggle room for time off (currently on my summer - 3 months vaca). Wife has been on the fence about retiring but I think she realizes that we aren't getting any younger and I think she may be finally ready...She did give notice that she is retiring in Jan.
We did cruise last Feb and hooked my daughter and fiancee...Hopefully we can get some more newbies to join us next cruise.