Some might think you to be the harbinger of hard luck, but I will do a fishing trip with you anytime with your optimism.
You have a great attitude and despite the knocks you made the best of it and that's a hell of a jack, man you must have had to take a break after that bad boy.
What did your wife say about hacksawing the ring? Gold melts together real nice I bet you won't even be able to tell.
IFFF Certified THCI @ 2005
Capeflyfisher Guide Service
Island Hopper, Guitarist, Incurable Dreamer
and Founder, Worldwide Flyfishing Forum