Francisco earned my respect through the demonstration of his work ethic. He earned my friendship almost instantly as we both realized we are like "brothers from different mothers". We seem to appreciate the same simple things in life and are satisfied with where we are in our lives which seems to validate all of the necessary steps taken to arrive here.
Before you start feeling sorry for Francisco please remember that all of the things he accomplished were accomplished in paradise. We also took time out for a little recreation and several evenings we had cocktails at sunset on the patio. Sometimes the cocktail parties extended late into the evening with great conversations and much laughter!
I look forward to his return!