This book is dedicated to seven of the most wonderful people on the planet. In chronological order: Sam, Royce, Joseph, Helene, Carissa, Gabe, and Colette. Each of you is a gift, and I am always amazed at your caring selves, intelligent understanding, and your talents and skills.
None of you will ever know how much you are appreciated and admired.
Also, for the always helpful attitude, friendly information, and willing assistance, a special thanks to Anne Bobinac and the team at Whidbey Island Bank! We are fortunate to have you folks in our world.
And, of course, to my kids, the parents of the seven most wonderful people on the planet, and, as ever and always, to Sandy.