.... and here's why.
23th June 2007 - Sadly, we had to have Mugsy put down as the old age/diarrhoea was getting too bad and not responding to treatment, and he was suffering.
25th June 2007 - Nick starts a new job for Larasian Ltd on their building team. It means we have to get up at 5.30am to walk our two remaining dogs, then be in at work for 7.30am. I get an extra hour at lunchtime as a result, to come home and let them out for a wee. It means we're too tired to go online much in the evenings.
We also start hunting for a house near work.
28th July to 5th August - Off with Wolfshead Bowmen to Drogo for a week. Get home to find Dad has been poorly in our absence, and been in hospital twice.
8th August - Dad admitted to hospital again
9th August - Dad has his bowel operation
11th August - go up to London to visit Dad in hospital
13th August - Dad has a minor heart attack
15th August - hospital discover Dad has a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on the lung), and has a leak from his bowel where they repaired it, and has peritonitis as a result. Starts to go into organ failure.
16th August - Dad has emergency surgery to try to save his life - he survives to the end of the operation, when he has a second heart attack. The surgical team try for 40 minutes to resuscitate him, but sadly he passes away.
Dad's funeral will be the 3rd September.
In the middle of all this, we found a house, put in an offer which was accepted and have since run around like headless chickens sorting out paperwork etc. We should complete on the purchase some time in the next three weeks. It's been a tough couple of months, full of sadness and anguish for us, but we will get through it.
Thank you all, those of you who knew what was going on in my life, for your support at this tough time.