Welcome to the forums and welcome back to aikido, you are going to love it!
I can relate to how you got into MA's my folks were the same way when I was growing up. Also, waited much longer than I should have before getting into aikido. I'd been kicking around the idea for at least 6-8 years and until 3-4 months ago hadn't acted on my it. Now I'm in aikido, loving every minute of it, loving the forums here (the people are incredible, and there is some seriously knowledgable souls haunting this web site
). Anyhow, I'm rambling. I just get excited whenever I hear about/from or meet someone else new to aikido. BTW my excitement for aikido has rubbed off on my wife and she starts training with me on Mon.
Life is good. Once again, welcome!