I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the three readers who still have this blog in their RSS feeds for my unexplained radio silence recently. Actually, 2 1/2 of you know what's going on because I talk to you on a regular basis, but anyway, I figured I should tell the rest of the internets what is going on in my personal life, because that's what blogs are for! Inappropriate sharing!
My dad fell ill right after we came back from Boston. (Personally, I blame the monkey in the last post.) I've been in upstate NY most of the time since then tending to my dad's medical, personal, household, and financial needs. He's out of the hospital now and out of immediate danger, but he has been diagnosed with several very serious conditions that will require ongoing treatment. Until I get a regular schedule set up with him with visiting nurses, family, and friends, I will be up here every week making sure he goes to his appointments and takes his medications.
Unfortunately, that means I won't be going to UKLUG. I was really looking forward to presenting, introducing my new consulting company to everyone, and reconnecting with all my colleagues and friends from the UK and the rest of Europe, but my father takes precedent. I'll just have to wait to see you all at Lotusphere!
The good news is that we're out of the woods for now, so I can resume a somewhat regular schedule of blogging, baking, photographing, and otherwise wreaking havoc on the world around me. Next week I'm bringing a couple of cameras so I can document the changing fall colors and my dad's beautiful flower and vegetable garden, so you can expect a few new posts in the near future with pretty pictures. For now, following me on Twitter to keep up with daily happenings is your best bet (if you're into that sort of thing).