Thank you for your concern... I am alive and still kicking :>)
I kind of stepped away from all my normal activities (except work) last October when my father "Robert Bruce McDonald" was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gerhig's) disease.
At 85 yrs. the progression of this disease was very rapid. He was unable to walk after Jan.2014, and almost totally paralyzed and unable to speak by May 2014. He passed away June 07, 2014 aged 86 yrs.
His only request was to stay in his 3-storey house with his wife (my mother) aged 82 yrs.as long as possible.
Unable to save my father, all I could do was try to save my mother as she had lost 15 lbs caring for my father.
My time was split between work and helping my mother care for Dad.
He was in the hospital less than 24 hrs before passing away.
My soul could really use the experience of attending the 40th Anniversary Zenair Open House at Midland, Ontario.
"But" regretfully I have to work this weekend. I am retiring July 30th so perhaps I will see you all at the Zenair booth in Oshkosh?