Just as I was planning to and had started to get more involved again with this wonderful forum, my father passed away New Years Day. Although this was unexpected, my dad did have a long, fulfilled life of 83 years.
My dad and I were very close and shared a lot of father/son memories, so this has been pretty tough to take. I have returned to San Diego to take care of my mom -- who has been incredibly strong so far -- and to say good-bye to Dad. I've been in touch with a couple of my good forum friends while I'm here, and their support has been very comforting to me.
So, my return to regular forum visits has once again been delayed. But I will be back!! I just need a little time....