beebalm, I love your name!
You are so lucky to have a mentor like your father in law! I hope he goes on for a good long time, for the both of you.
I need to ask you one thing, however. Please don't type in all caps. It's hard to read, and on the internet, all caps is considered 'shouting' (which I know you aren't doing). Mainly it is just plain hard to read. Enjoy your stay here, I know it will be a good one!