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I'm sorry I wasn't able to be around at all over the holidays, but things got really hectic around here and I haven't even been on the computer for 2 weeks.
We had company from the weekend before Christmas until New Year's Day. Also on December 28 we had a very dear friend to die of a heart attack, a very sad event for all of us.
He was in his early 50's and is survived by his wife and 4 children. His oldest daughter was married this past May and he has a daughter who is a senior in high school and a son and a daughter who are in middle school.
He was a long distance truck driver and we are all thankful that he was not driving when it happened. He had gone to the yard to pick up the trailer and it happened while he was hooking up and died on the way to the hospital.
I hope that all of you had a very wonderful holiday season.
I really missed you guys and it is great to be back.