Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I've been putting off posting this. My beloved wife, she who must always be obeyed, has been pretty seriously ill in recent weeks. This has resulted in a protracted hospital stay and it's not too dramatic to say that points in this situation we did not know if she would still be with us today. Needless to say it's been a pretty hectic time filled with profound emotions. If not for my lovely daughters who have been doing the most gracious work with keeping her company and me on an even keel I'd have been adrift for certain. My mother and my siblings have also been very supportive as have my wife's many friends. My own health has been a bit tenuous, but I'm on the mend for certain. My wife is improving too, slowly but surely as I write though daily adjustments are necessary.
All of that simply means that the Dojo, while remaining open for business might suffer unexpectedly at times times from neglect. I work ahead, so for most of this crisis things have been largely going as planned, but we are reaching the end of those well-laid schemes at the end of the month and going forward don't panic if things go static for some short periods of time. This blog has proven to be a lovely refuge for me over the years and I don't plan to stop participating any time soon. But because of the extended health needs of my beloved, I might have to be making some life-altering changes sooner than later and move off into retirement. That might open the door for more time and it might not. Too soon to know about any of this but while I'm generally loathe to blather on too much about my personal doings, this seemed a good time to mention all this.
For now expect things to keep on truckin', but as we all know too well, the future is well and truly an unknown country.