Well, based your comment and others who have responded, I decided to keep my 18-105. Also, based on what I have read, a couple of people who responded to my post, and to the cost of the 18-300 (which would have been my other choice) I have purchased a 70-300 VR to compliment the 18-105 (about $450 less than the 18-300). I think my wife is beginning to question the reduction in our checking account i.e. the cost of the d7000, and now the 70-300 plus bag and other accessories etc). I can only rationalize so far, Ha Ha. In the future, should I get tired lugging the two lens around I will probably replace them with the 18-300. I’ve got so much to learn as I don’t yet have the editing software.
Thanks so much for your comments.
P.S. I wish the forum identified everyone's first name at least. Do you know how to obtain that from this website?