After being away on vacation (and not taking my laptop), I came home around midnight last night expecting to have a great deal to catch up on with email, Facebook, and of course TeaChat. I was so sad to discover the passing of your father, and I so regret not being online/available to offer you my condolences and support sooner. Please know my heart is with you both, and your family. Watching my parents age, have illnesses, and approach this inevitable conclusion is one of the hardest of life's challenges... and is fortunately balanced with a lifetime of love, joy, and memories that have made me truly rich and blessed. I can't imagine the day I will have to endure this loss, and wish you strength and peace as you work through the process.