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Jim's dad passed away yesterday. Cancer is tragic under normal circumstance. However, in his case, it's particularly terrible as he felt fine and was in good health. While going in for what he thought was a minor issue he was experiencing, he was told he only had a few months to live. He hoped he would have a year or so. It turned out to be just under 3 months. Thankfully, the hospital was wonderful and made sure he was pain free at the end. But it was terrible ending. Jim, his brother, our son, and I were with him. So very very sad.
Our life has been topsy-turvey the last few months as we were the ones caring for him, taking him to the doctor, etc. We're now arranging the funeral and getting his affairs together. All smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. *sigh*
Obviously, I'll be busy and won't be able to do as much art. I do have plans to finish NaNoEmo, though I'm not sure if I'll get the full 30 done. Relativity is business, so we will be working on that, but it will be at a lot slower pace. Hopefully in a few weeks things will settle and we'll have a bit more time.
I'll still be around dA, but again, not as much. I still read every single comment, but replying will probably have to a wait a bit longer. If someone needs to reach me, I'll be checking Notes. Also, you can drop me an email at relativityseries[at]gmail.com. I check that account every day, so I should get back to you soon.
Continued thanks to everyone. This is a very difficult time. Jim's dad lived nearby and we saw him all the time; he was a big part of our family and always around at gatherings/holiday. And his passing comes less than a year after my mother's death. The loss will be felt deeply.