To ehbeth, roger and gezzy:
Thank you for your advice and for welcoming me here! I think we are going to take them all to the house in carriers at the same time. Then we will open the doors and everyone will be on neutral territory.
My knee surgery went great, and, after much work and three months, I returned to work full time. The knee is wonderful, no pain, and I can walk anywhere, up and down stairs, etc.
The marriage proposal happened in December. Richard and I have been together for three years, and have decided to make it official in front of friends and family. We have bought a house together and are moving at the end of the month.
See you around, guys!