It’s been over a year since I last posted on this site. There is a very good reason for that and some of you may know why. In January 2019 my wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer which you may, or may not, know is terminal. We were shaken, badly, but we thought we’d have at least a couple of more years together. Alas, that wasn’t to be. On May 9th 2019 I took Tracey into hospital with a serious infection. This was the second time. The first time she came home after being dosed with aggressive antibiotics. This time, they didn’t work. She slipped into a coma on the Sunday and passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning. As you may, or may not, be able to imagine, it felt that my life had ended.
Ironically, at the time one of her wishes was granted. She’d always wanted me to go back into full time employment instead of contracting. A week after she passed I received a phone call from my boss at the firm I was contracting with, offering me a full time position. Knowing what Tracey wanted, I leapt at it and have had no regrets.
And now, I’m going back to the other thing that Tracey knew I needed – my love of electronics and synth music. Thus I have revived Ripley and will be posting here frequently on her progress.
Let the healing begin.