Archive for July, 2010


R.I.P. Freedom

July 17, 2010

Dec 24, 2000 -- July 13, 2010

Longtime readers here will recall Freedom had 2 surgeries and a lengthy recovery after tearing her left hind cruciate tendon about 16 months ago. My first night back at work, Monday, I had a hysterical call from Lynda saying that Freedom had done the same thing except with her right hind leg this time. Both of Lynda’s sons were on their way to the house to be with Lynda and Freedom through the night so I stayed at work. As soon as I saw Freedom come morning it was apparent she needed to be put down. She wouldn’t recuperate from another surgery; her healed leg wouldn’t take the added strain.

Sorry to say there is no joy on the homefront these days but we’re coping as best we can.


Summer Tragedy

July 7, 2010

Back on June 22nd my 35 y.o. stepson Craig Q was killed in an on-the-job accident. Lynda is shattered; I’m not a whole lot better. We’ve been shown great kindness and support by friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers. I’m off work for the balance of this week helping Lynda tend to Craig’s affairs – we’ve made substantial progress. Life has changed in a fundamental way for us. Say a little prayer & God bless Craig.