I've been away for the past week because my mom - one of my greatest heroes - died. She was 82.
I was in Texas last week visiting her with my family and it happened unexpectedly while we were there. My wife and I were at her side the moment it happened. I won't go into details, but I wanted you all to know why I've been quiet and will likely continue to be away for a while as I work through things. I'm monitoring the site and I might poke around here or there on occasion but these days I'm still just trying to process and manage things. It's not easy when your heart is completely broken.
Meanwhile my dad (84 in April) got covid + pneumonia which looks like it will knock him into an assisted living situation. A lot going on.
You all here mean a lot to me, and to the community at large. I'll be back and more active later as things settle down and I repair my state of mind.