This thread's title is in reference to the first post of my second hitch as a GuitarNut, which can be found here: You Rang?
Sadly, after 14 years, it's now time to unring that bell, 'cause I've got to toodle on down the road. It's not my usual style to simply steal away into the night, so I'm "logging out" with full notice to all and sundry. And I'm not really kicking the bucket, I intend to check in from time to time, just to make sure that the place hasn't been burnt to the ground.
I'll be having a more meaningful discussion with the rest of the staff, and if they so choose, they might post more details about the why's and wherefore's and so on. In the meantime, carry on, and don't forget to bring your towel!
sumgai Former Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Rule #1: All Lives Are Final. Make sure that the life you have just been issued is appropriate for your needs, before departing the womb.
Rule #2: In case you don't like the life you have, see Rule #1.
The old post sumgai linked to above goes back to his first year-long hiatus, which is when sumgai made me administrator in his stead. Both before that departure and after his return, he has been a mentor to me. I have learned a lot from sumgai over the years and will miss him, as I'm sure many others will as well.
Please do pop back in from time to time. As Tom Bodett says, "We'll leave the light on for ya!"
EDIT: That'll teach me to not assume, and click on the link before posting. The link goes back even further, to before my days here. Later, in 2008, sumgai took a second hiatus, which is when he made me admin. That link is here: guitarnuts2.proboards.com/thread/3507/unklmickey
You always are so helpful, thorough, supportive and patient. You always answer back with a bit of humor and are a true gentleman. I wish you all the best. And I do hope you come back to visit. You will be so missed !!! 🥰
I just posted to another thread from reTrEaD where I expecting his 'goodbyes' only to be pleasantly surprised that he was merely wishing everyone a happy New Year. And then I see this thread. Well, I am sad to see you go, sumgai, but it is understandable. There is a site which I operate which will be winding down soon. Nothing is forever.
Sumgai, thank you so much for helping me, and so many other nuts here on this awesome forum. I'll miss your sense of humor, vast knowledge, and practicality. Onwards and upwards! Looking forward to when you pop back in to check on us.
You, sumgai, are one of the superb pillars of this GuitarNuts2 house structure. I definitely and sincerely appreciate all of your generous helpful words you’ve provided me. The roof isn’t wobbling yet, but a supportive pillar is obviously missed. 🥺
This colosseum won’t look or feel the same, but God bless your new journey! And please do return sometimes.
Your presence will definitely motivate and cheer the GuitarNuts2 colosseum! 😁