I know these forums have always been "on again", "off again" based on mine and other users activity.
I apologize that lately they have mostly fallen back into the "off again" realm and are relatively quiet once again.
Personally I've debated often with myself about just throwing in the towel, but never committed to it. Now however I need to take a very long "vacation".
It is with a broken heart that I share with you that mrs JRavens died in our bed 12 days ago leaving me after 28 wonderful years together with a son (15) and a daughter (19) and at the bottom of an abyss so deep and dark I may never crawl out. Even writing this simple note to you all is practically more than I can bear to be honest.
I appreciate everyone's contributions and camaraderie over the years and I wish you all only the best in the world. I hope someday to come back here and reinvigorate this dusty forums, but for now...
I've no intent to delete or close the forums. They will be here for whomever wants or needs them. I only ask that you be respectful to one another while visiting. There are a few folks here that are mods (or might as well be - "old timers" who will surely stop in now and again to light a torch.) I imagine they can assist with anything anyone might need on the boards.
Thank you all.
-JRavens aka Jeff
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And all this science, I don't understand... It's just my job, five days a week
I can`t express my feelings, i am so sorry for you. I really do not know what to say. this is a shock....
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Oh no.... This is about the worst news I've heard this year, and totally unexpected..
Jeff, I am so, so sorry to hear this: this has to be the worst experience any man can face - even when in his or her "senior years" - but to happen in middle age is doubly tragic. Your own phrase - "The bottom of an abyss so deep and dark" is about as appropriate a description as there is, and I won't add to that, but you should know that your pain and grief - that darkness - is shared by your friends here. I can't speak for everyone from this forum, but I can be pretty sure that most of us will be there with you in spirit for as long as it takes for the light to return.
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Post by mikeweeks2346 on Oct 17, 2016 21:06:35 GMT
Jeff, I'm so, so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. As previously stated, I also really don't know what to say that can be of any possible comfort in such circumstances. Simply know we all here also feel the pain.
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After being away a bit myself, this news really is NOT something I ever expected to come back to on this forum!
Jeff, words fall short in expressing the ordeal you're going through and yet you managed to share the news with us. I offer my condolences, and wish you and your family strength and -above all- peace of mind in dealing with this terrible sadness in the best way you all can manage. Take your time!