Thank you all for your kind words. I woke to this thread this morning and I can't get the smile off my face! My wife is going around telling me I will have to get a new hat in case my head doesn't fit the old one any more lol.
To all, I am honoured. I didn't even know what a mod was until 4 months ago, so I am on a fast learning curve. Just so you all know, should I ever be called on to send someone on vacation, you will be going to Norfolk Island! Bread and hardtack me hearties.
See you all on the boards. I have a shitload of reading to do (thanks DaHui). And thank you all who supported and applauded my selection.