Hey this is great! Thanks for all the welcoming thoughts.
I feel like I've walked into a pub that I've walked past for years, not thinking I'd be welcome in the tight-knit local community inside. When I open the door, I see a bunch of old friends and welcoming smiles from people I don't know (but who apparently know and respect me). Of course, there's only one thing to do in this situation - "Bartender - the drinks are on me!!!"