I was so motivated to get the hobby up and going again, joined a few group builds as well, BUT, life had different plans. In between getting things ready for my daughters past wedding on 07/05/2017, I still managed to fight with the 1/48 Sabre on a on and off basis.
Then came the 31st March. My brother in law attempted suicide. This shook the foundations of our family. He is my wife's rock since her dad passed a number of years ago. In ICU for 5 weeks, things were touch and go and we dreaded every phone call received.
Onto 07/05/2017. My daughters wedding, what a brilliant occasion that was. Of course I was sad giving my daughter away, but also glad for her. Tuesday morning 09/05/2017 I get a phone call from my wife. Her mother was taken up in hospital at 03:00 am that morning. We were very confused, I mean, fit as a fiddle just 2 days ago. She rushed through to be at her bedside. The same afternoon I go visit after work.
I could see the old lady was in pain, but it was being managed and she looked ok, a bit uncomfortable, but ok. Wife says she will stay for the night to be there for her if needed and I head off home. Mom in law went in for a minor op that morning, and into ICU afterward. Come 18:00 on 10/05/2017, I get a call. I better rush to hospital to pay my last respects. At 19:47 she let out her last breath.
The funeral is today. How I managed to just balance, work and these life events is beyond me. I just want it all to go back to normal again. A lot of sad days ahead, my mom in law was my wife's everything, so tough times ahead still.
Phew, I needed to vent and put this down in writing. If the mods feel it is out of place, you may delete this post. At least I feel a bit better now.