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Title: Death in the family.
Post by: x4000 on September 20, 2015, 10:48:04 AM
Hey guys,

So, my grandfather passed away yesterday afternoon.  He was almost 96 and in declining health, so this was not a huge surprise, but we thought he still had weeks at least.  So still a bit of a shock.  For those working on writing and so forth, that's why I'm taking unusually long to get back to you, and I apologize.  I'm going to try to get caught up on everything today and tomorrow, but in terms of work my first priority is getting it to a point where we can hopefully get back to some level of beta testing tomorrow.

Thanks,
Chris
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: Misery on September 20, 2015, 11:41:35 AM
Take all the time you need, we arent going anywhere.  Something like that happening is never easy to deal with; you have my condolences.
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Post by: nas1m on September 20, 2015, 11:56:07 AM
Take all the time you need, we arent going anywhere.  Something like that happening is never easy to deal with; you have my condolences.
Wholeheartedly seconded. Take all the time you need, Chris!
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: x4000 on September 20, 2015, 12:08:18 PM
I appreciate it, guys.  Unfortunately I can't really slow down much at all, but such is life.  I'll be out later this week for the funeral, but beyond that I'm trying to keep my mind on work, etc.
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: Cyborg on September 20, 2015, 05:42:32 PM
Hey guys,

So, my grandfather passed away yesterday afternoon.  He was almost 96 and in declining health, so this was not a huge surprise, but we thought he still had weeks at least.  So still a bit of a shock.  For those working on writing and so forth, that's why I'm taking unusually long to get back to you, and I apologize.  I'm going to try to get caught up on everything today and tomorrow, but in terms of work my first priority is getting it to a point where we can hopefully get back to some level of beta testing tomorrow.

Thanks,
Chris


Condolences. :(
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: Tolc on September 20, 2015, 07:56:12 PM
Sad news.  :( You have my condolences as well.
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: Teal_Blue on September 20, 2015, 09:24:21 PM
I am very sorry for your loss. I remember my grandfather. I was young and didn't quite understand. I am older now and it is still hard to understand. Maybe we just need to cry and be with friends and family and as you say, try to stay distracted. I lost my brother too, to leukemia. I know that losing them is inevitable, but still it is hard to deal with it. Some people say it makes them value life more, me it just rattled me pretty good for a bit. And it is nice to feel it means something, but it didn't make me value life more, just made me sad for a good while. Sorry, I don't me to carry on or to sound morbid, i apologize if it sounds that way. I just wanted to say i know how it feels, and its a lousy feeling. I just wanted to be supportive and just let you know all of us on the forum care for all of you.

-Teal

Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: Zebeast46 on September 20, 2015, 09:48:56 PM
Damn that sucks, luckily I have never had someone I know die yet as both my grandfathers died before I was born.
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: doctorfrog on September 21, 2015, 03:16:25 AM
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I've lost both my grandfathers, and my sympathies are with you and your family.
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Post by: Shrugging Khan on September 21, 2015, 03:34:43 AM
Personal story time ITT? As someone who was raised about 50% by his grandparents: My sympathies.
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Post by: Tomasdk on September 21, 2015, 02:24:33 PM
My condolences Chris. :(
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Post by: Dominus Arbitrationis on September 23, 2015, 10:03:34 PM
A few days late, but I also wanted to offer my condolences for your loss.
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Post by: tuigirl on September 24, 2015, 12:39:53 AM
Condolences from me, too.
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Post by: Coppermantis on September 24, 2015, 03:11:45 AM
Late to this news as well, but nevertheless, I'm sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Mick on September 24, 2015, 08:07:48 AM
Condolences.
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: x4000 on September 24, 2015, 08:31:12 AM
I appreciate it, everybody.  I'm going to be out tomorrow for the funeral, just FYI.
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Post by: Sounds on September 24, 2015, 11:15:19 PM
My goodness, sorry to hear this.  :(

My condolences to you and your family.
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Post by: Histidine on September 25, 2015, 07:56:47 AM
Sorry for your loss :(
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Post by: jerith on September 26, 2015, 07:10:05 PM
So, my grandfather passed away yesterday afternoon.  He was almost 96 and in declining health, so this was not a huge surprise, but we thought he still had weeks at least.  So still a bit of a shock.

My uncle, who was the closest thing I had to a grandfather for most of my life, passed away a week earlier in much the same circumstances.

*hugs*
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Post by: mrhanman on September 27, 2015, 11:21:15 PM
I'm sorry to hear about this, dude.  I'll say a prayer for you and your family.
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Post by: TelcontarVI on September 28, 2015, 05:02:19 PM
My condolences
Title: Re: Death in the family.
Post by: x4000 on September 28, 2015, 09:40:00 PM
Thanks again for all your condolences, thoughts, and prayers everybody.  And jerith, I'm really sorry to hear about your loss as well.  :(

The funeral on Friday was good.  It was cathartic in the way funerals are supposed to be, although I still haven't really fully processed this whole thing.  Anyhow, for now I'm focusing on work and family.

Thanks again, everyone.