I have been inactive for going on five years after an accerated fade. My wife followed shortly after. We recently went to visit her parents that know that we don't go to the meetings, and it bothers them but they don't know what to do, as they really can't do much. Her father worked up the courage to say to our daughter on their last visit, "We know that you are not going to the meetings", my daughters reply was, "So". "So" is such a conversation stopper. My thirteen year old came up with that, and I'm "so" proud of her.
Recently, we visited for a couple of days. At the First dinner my wife's dad said the prayer, and in the prayer he mentioned about looking forward to the convention. Then he said something like, "Thank you for 100 years of your sons rule on earth, we can see how mankind has benefitted" and then more blah, blah, blah.
I thought it strange, but said nothing to raise any disagreement. Later that night my wife said she wanted to go home Sunday morning. She said that her Dad's comment during the prayer was weird and that she didn't want to stay around for their Sunday meeting. My wife and I talked about how nothing has happened that WTBTS taught their followers to expect for the 130 year snipe hunt.
News on Warwick
Another relative had visited Warwick, and said the progress was at a fast pace. He indicated that Watchtower volunteer labor was doing all the concrete work on the lower levels, for example the basements and tunnels. But when it came to the steel structure, they were having outside worldly contractors come in to do that part.
I don't think I'll visit them anytime soon, being around them made me somewhat edgy, because I was waiting for them to tell me that I was going to die at harmaggedon.
I don't want to get into too much of a conversation with them about the "truth" about the truth. I'm happy that we have made it this far without them shunning us, however, I am prepared mentally to accept that they probably will some day.