Hi again guys - some of you will hopefully remember me, Terry from England, the self-appointed President and - for all I know - the only member of the Unofficial Washington Nationals Fan Club UK!!
I just need to say something after my enforced absence from the forum, mainly by way of an apology, especially to a couple of WNFF members.
I haven't posted on here since I think late June. At that time I left for a 3 week holiday in Italy. But within 5 days of us returning from Italy I was involved in a serious automobile accident which left me in hospital for over 4 weeks. I broke a leg, several ribs, my collar bone, and I also had several internal problems due to the impact, and some (thankfully) minor but still worrying head injuries. I only returned to work on September 25, and I've only really in recent days started to take much of an interest again in my PC and other hobbies, and one of the first things I wanted to do was start posting on here and reading the Nats forum. So this evening that's exactly what I'm doing!
The main reason I mention all this is that just prior to all this, two of the guys on here (Thomas and Tomterp) went out of their way to look into acquiring for me a 'DC' style Nats cap. I'm not sure what the status of this particular 'cap hunt' is - I expect they gave up on me some weeks ago! - but I just wanted to explain and apologise for not being able to get back to them, and I will certainly in the next 24-48 hours make a point of PM'ing you guys.
Sorry this is a slightly unconventional topic, but I've always really enjoyed hanging round this forum and as somebody rooting for the Nats from the other side of the Atlantic I have always been made to feel extremely welcome, especially for a guy who has never even visited DC in his life, and am really only here in the first place due to a 25 year fascination with the Montreal Expos (RIP). But I imagine it must have been incredibly irritating for people to do a favour (the cap!) for some newbie like myself, and then find that he/she jumps ship without a single word of explaination. So at least I feel much better for now being finally in a position to say a few words again.
I did manage to follow the Nat's fortunes whilst recovering from my accident, though I have to confess that very little of what I read (or was able to watch via MLB.tv) did anything to lift my spirits during what was a pretty dismal summer for both myself and the Nats, to put it mildly!
Anyway, many thanks and apologies, hope to see you guys around the forum once again.