I sure can empathize with you. I "lurked" on this board before our first cruise in 2005 and couldn't imagine all the enthusiasm the regular contributors had for crusing. Well, I've now had my 3rd cruise this past March and the only way to handle it ending was to book another one for next year. I, too am hooked. I don't think I want to "recover" but it sure is nice to see others in the same "boat".
so I guess this is a "Friends of Gary" meeting now, isn't it.
Perhaps we should call it "FOG".
Well That might fit, I have been told that it seems like I am walking around in the fog at times. It does get foggy here in the Central Valley where I grew up. Moved to the hills, now I have my head above the fog.
I've been in a fog since I retired. Little things take on great importance. For instance, today I spent several hours evaluating the best packaging to use to send one of my watches back to the vendor for warranty service.
I think I now know why retired men mumble a lot and wear odd clothing.
Oddly enough, after all of my years of cruising, I have only recently googled "friends of Bill W." and "friends of Dorothy". I always thought they were some private bridge club and quilt knitters society.