I suppose I am a quasi lurker. I have been reading blue's news for, I cannot even remember how long. When I relate blue's exploits to friends I don't talk about him as some webmaster, I start off with "My friend stephen..."
Blue and Blue's News is a part of my life. As for any friend, I wish you all the best. Take all the time you need. Dr. Del is doing some good work keeping the news updated.
By the way, my mom loves your chili so much she refuses to make her own chili anymore. I have to make it for her two or three times year.
Keep up the amazing work,