Very busy day today – the college has an Ofsted inspection next week, so everyone is running around absolutely crazed. I have stacks of floppies on my desk containing all the work that people should have done during the summer, didn’t, and did in a mad rush frickin DAYS before inspection. I have to convert it from Word to html, clean all the code, and put it on the site. Grrrrr….

My father wrote to say that my mother, who has been having some throat/speech problems, may have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig¬ís Disease. It will be months before they know for sure, but it is a pretty grim diagnosis if true. Not good, very frightening. I would never just come out and ask my father, we’re too damn proud in my family, but I don’t think they have insurance, and god knows how they are paying for all of these tests. I will have to ask my sisters if there’s something that we can do to help.

I feel stunned, as though I don’t know what to feel.

Back to work. I’m designing a site for a local radio station’s “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” type of promotion, and the extra work has been killing me. Rather than paying someone to do all of the plasma screens and live webcams and voting kiosks, they decided to scale down, do the interactive stuff themselves, and just have me design it. Phil will then handle all of the updates.

So back to work.

5 thoughts on “:(”

  1. I just wanted to that I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Please let me know if there is anything I can do, you know much your family means to me. I don’t know what else to say except that I’m here if you need anything.

    Love you

  2. I’m so very sorry to hear that your mom is ill. Know that we’re thinking positive thoughts here for her, you and the rest the family. If there is anything at all that we can do… if they or you should need anything, please do let us know. We’re not that far away… and you know we’d love to be able to help.

    Best wishes, lots of love and big hugs to you.

  3. sorry things arn’t too cheerful for you, but on one hand, there is always tomorrow. btw my name is ben. I’ve heard a ton about you so I thought I might say hi.

  4. Thank you all. It is very scary, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. But best wishes are appreciated. :)

  5. wandringsoul

    It’s just frustrating to be stuck unable to do anything, and wishing they were over here, semi-resident in order to get free medical care…it would make a lot of difference…

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