It took me awhile but I've decided I won't be replacing my balloon. It just cost to much right now to start from scratch. Especially with the economy right now, maybe the timing is good. The only thing is I haven't found the next "thing" that will replace ballooning. I got a lot of personal satisfaction from flying and all that it entailed that I just haven't found with anything else. I got off the reflector because it just made it harder to realize I wasn't going to get back in. I've only crewed a couple of times and probably won't go to any rallies. For 24 years ballooning was my life so it is hard to say good bye to it but I have finally come to terms with it. Now it is on to find the next adventure in my life.